Brand: Daniëlle Cathari
Key Pieces: Royal blue sweater with terminal green logo on the chest and distorted spider print on the back
Release Date: Friday 16 November
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Editor’s Notes: Following work with VFILES and her third collab re-interpreting tracksuits from adidas Originals earlier this year, Amsterdam-based designer Daniëlle Cathari is releasing the first collection for her eponymous unisex label this Friday.
Cathari tells Highsnobiety that this first drop is a way of launching “the whole package of my brand into the world, not just the clothing, it’s the whole vibe and creative vision for it.”
Arriving in beige, charcoal and royal blue, “DC DROP1” consists of heavy-weight leisurewear with faded fonts on the tees, a hand-braided plait on the pants, and spider graphics on the back of sweaters with a smaller one on the inside of the sleeve (a reference to Cathari’s spider tattoo in the same location).
Cathari points to style traits she honed while working with adidas Originals “such as deconstruction” alongside “themes of complementing and contrasting” that feed into the design ethos of her new label. These ideas manifest in the collection via the combination of cozy carefree leisurewear with fearful graphics, and the clashing of custom-made gothic and classic font styles on the T-shirts.
Check out the lookbook above.