Baracuta, the Bristish historical sportswear brand owned by WP, has a new creative director, Daiki Suzuki, debuting from the spring/summer 2023 collection during Pitti Uomo.

 



Daiki Suzuki, a Japanese-born American fashion designer, has lived and worked in New York City since 1989. Part of his background is Engineered Garments, his own brand he founded in 1999, which blends elements of workwear, military, outdoor and traditional fashion to create a unique interpretation of American style.

Baracuta's Four Climes collection
Photo: Maria Cristina Pavarini
Baracuta's Four Climes collection
Among the newest developments created by the designer there is Baracuta's Four Climes capsule collection, a short-lived trading name of the collection in the American market in the past and a modern selection of products connecting them with the brand’s traditional British origins.

 



One of the most important aspects of the collection is related to high material research as expressed through five different styles as interpreted by Suzuki himself. The fabrics are the Baracuta cloth (Baracuta's characteristic fabric), the Solaro fabric, denim, and a macro tartan printed cotton.

 



The Solaro represents one of the most iconic fabrics in the world of clothing, as used by businessmen like Giovanni Agnelli, mostly recognisable for its iridescent effect, obtained by using two fibers - one natural and one synthetic.

 



Denim represents the fusion of American taste with the British DNA of the brand, and it has been interpreted into three tops and two pants as a recall to classic American clothing.

Baracuta's Four Clime collection jacket in denim
Photo: Maria Cristina Pavarini
Baracuta's Four Clime collection jacket in denim
A Derby jacket connects to the pure essence of the brand as it is a distant relative of the iconic G9 Harrington jacket, but without the reference of the umbrella and fraser tartan.

 



A Field Jacket, one of the most popular styles in the American world, has been reinterpreted  with two additional pockets in the back, giving it an over fit like all the jackets in the collection.

 



The parka also is a reinterpretation of the classic parka of the English Mods, which is completely deconstructed in the imagination of the Japanese designer, modifying its lateral structure according to the very over proportions that make it hyper-contemporary.




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