Pictures from the Woolrich Woolen Mills FW10 presentation are finally out and the looks are all very surprising. According to the Moment, Daiki Suzuki was inspired by early collections from Comme des Garçons and if I hadn’t had known it was Suzuki that designed them, I would have personally guessed that they were pieces from Junya Watanabe (former protégé to Rei Kawakubo of CdG).
Check out the pictures here. More will probably show up online later over the next few days.
In related news, WWD is reporting that Daiki Suzuki’s last collection for Woolrich Woolen Mills will be Spring/Summer 2011. Who in menswear can take over the reins?
Woolrich Woolen Mills is parting with designer Daiki Suzuki, who created the men’s collection with Woolrich licensee WP Lavori in Corso. Suzuki’s five-year contract lasts through spring 2011, but the parties are already working together to identify a succession plan. “I grew up admiring and wearing Woolrich, and to come full circle and design for them has been a really great adventure,” Suzuki said. “My contract will expire when the spring ’11 collection is completed, and I feel it is time for someone else to take the reins.”
I’m expecting that the last collection will be spectacular.