Daiki Suzuki

Daiki Suzuki is the Japanese founder and creative director of contemporary fashion label Engineered Garments. Born in 1962 in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Suzuki aspired to enter the fashion industry from middle school onwards, moving to Tokyo to study at the Vantan Design Institute. After graduating, Suzuki worked for an apparel company handling imports, before joining cult Japanese retailer NEPENTHES as a buyer and moving to the United States in 1989. After stints in Boston, New York and San Francisco, Suzuki eventually moved back to New York in 1998 to establish the first NEPENTHES office stateside. Suzuki then founded Engineered Garments in 1999, a label which has since become acclaimed for its well-constructed and intricately designed menswear, which strikes a balance between vintage prep and blue-collar workwear. Between 2006 and 2010, Suzuki served as the creative director for Woolrich Woolen Mills, whilst also launching a separate collaboration with Levi’s and being named “Best New Menswear Designer in America” by GQ and the CFDA. Suzuki currently lives and works in New York City, and practises surfing in his downtime.

A Closer Look at Engineered Garments x Dr. Martens 1461
Footwear

A Closer Look at Engineered Garments x Dr. Martens 1461

Coming in 6 military-inspired colorways.

Engineered Garments' First Spring/Summer 2018 Drop Is Now up for Grabs
Fashion

Engineered Garments' First Spring/Summer 2018 Drop Is Now up for Grabs

Outerwear, shirts, hats and socks.

Engineered Garments's Eye-Catching Andover Jacket Is Now up for Grabs
Fashion

Engineered Garments's Eye-Catching Andover Jacket Is Now up for Grabs

A kaleidoscope of colors, patterns and textures.

Engineered Garments & BEAMS Team up on a Military-Inspired Camp Ensemble
Fashion

Engineered Garments & BEAMS Team up on a Military-Inspired Camp Ensemble

For the love of all things army.

Engineered Garments Showcased in HAVEN's Fall/Winter 2017 Editorial
Fashion

Engineered Garments Showcased in HAVEN's Fall/Winter 2017 Editorial

Inspired by workwear and military uniforms.


Engineered Garments Celebrates the One Star in Its Latest Converse Collaboration
Footwear

Engineered Garments Celebrates the One Star in Its Latest Converse Collaboration

Four fresh takes on a classic silhouette.

Engineered Garments Unveils a Custom Floral-Printed Bucket Hat
Fashion

Engineered Garments Unveils a Custom Floral-Printed Bucket Hat

Highlighting a Java-inspired pattern.

NEPENTHES 2015 Spring/Summer "Spirit of Inquiry" Lookbook
Fashion

NEPENTHES 2015 Spring/Summer "Spirit of Inquiry" Lookbook

Best known for stocking the most comprehensive selection of Engineered Garments produce, NEPENTHES

Not Designed, But Engineered: Behind the Scenes with Engineered Garments' Daiki Suzuki
Fashion

Not Designed, But Engineered: Behind the Scenes with Engineered Garments' Daiki Suzuki

Following last week’s first-ever fashion show, Engineered Garments has released a behind-the-scenes

Portraits of Designers from 2012 Pitti Uomo by Marco Marzocchi
Art

Portraits of Designers from 2012 Pitti Uomo by Marco Marzocchi

As part of the Pitti Uomo festivities, photographer Marco Marzocchi has captured a number of

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