Engineered Clothes reimagine Baracuta’s G9 jacket, an icon of design
The translantic collaboration sees Daiki Suzuki’s New York-based model Engineered Clothes mash up the Baracuta G9 Harrington jacket – an icon of British design – with the American MA1 Aviator jacket
‘We’re not designed, however engineered,’ goes the motto for New York-based model Engineered Clothes, which was based by Japanese designer Daiki Suzuki in 1999. Such a maxim might equally apply to British label Baracuta, greatest identified for its seminal G9 Harrington jacket, which was first crafted in England in 1937.
The 2 manufacturers unite this month on a brand new collaborative assortment, combining Suzuki’s distinctive means to raise the on a regular basis – significantly conventional workwear clothes – with Baracuta’s internationally recognised silhouettes (its Harrington jacket has been endlessly reinterpreted within the near-100 years since its introduction).
‘Baracuta and Engineered Clothes are equally devoted to creating clothes that change into extra private by the experiences had whereas sporting them,’ the manufacturers say in an announcement, noting that it isn’t the primary time they’ve collaborated (in 2018, Engineered Clothes reimagined the G9 and G4 jackets as a part of an A/W 2018 assortment). ‘[We] each worth distinctive garment development with consideration to element, which means and hidden qualities behind every design.’
Baracuta x Engineered Clothes marketing campaign. Courtesy of Baracuta
They word that the collaboration can be about persevering with to ‘create a bridge between England and America’, Baracuta’s designs first discovering relevance within the midcentury United States as an emblem of riot and counterculture (famously James Dean wore a crimson copy of the Baracuta G9 in Insurgent With out A Trigger). ‘Baracuta has been offered in American tradition all through the years,’ says the model. ‘And has since adopted distinctive traits from there.’
The G9 jacket stays central to this collaboration, seeing Suzuki merge the British traditional with an icon of American design, the MA1 Aviator jacket (‘bringing an additional contact of American DNA to the collaboration’). The limited-edition design options the traditional ‘dog-ear’ collar with double-button fastening, ribbed cuffs and raglan sleeves of the G9, right here up to date with a quilted nylon lining (as a substitute of the same old tartan) which provides it the texture of a bomber jacket. As does a unfastened, outsized match – ‘uncommon for a Baracuta,’ because the notes describe.
Obtainable from 7 October 2022, the jacket is available in three understated colourways – black, navy and beech. §