EFM: Engineered for Motion by Donrad Duncan
Over the last 15 years Donrad Duncan has carved out a reputation as one of the few designers to fuse the most technically advanced performance innovations of military, alpinist and extreme sport clothing into a new kind of tailored urban elegance. His label, Engineered for Motion has been built on his obsessive creative reworking of men’s outerwear; like the field jacket, the blazer, parka and down jacket, which in his hands are transformed into sleek, new wearable designs. Duncan’s ability to balance a hybrid range of inspirations in a single, elegant form is the result of a broad range of experiences: After launching the label in 2014, Duncan quickly developed a fan base of sophisticated athletes. This specialization was evident at his Spring 2017 show where many of his menswear staples were enhanced with a more athletic feel and made gender neutral. The designer explained, that the black bands painted around the models’ necks were added to signify strength and bring out the feminine aspect of males and the masculine side of females.” This further adds to the gender fluidity of the collection.
EFM Spring 2017 Men’s Runway Show
Guys seeking comfortable sportswear for the office will totally appreciate EFM’s Lowell technical blazer and the Chambers flat front trousers. Many of the trousers in the collection come equipped with a hem extension to accommodate taller frames and cycle enthusiasts. Duncan also presented tailored shorts with matching blazers for a streamlined look that is ideal for the office and hotter temps ahead. Some of the show’s highlights, include a camouflage rain jacket, polished knit cardigans, and sleek, technical wear for super fit guys. The brands translucent Dimesion coat is a definite go-to windbreaker. Its waterproof construction and removable liner is perfect for schizophrenic temperatures and unexpected rain storms. The minimalist black, white and gray palette, makes it easy to any piece to your wardrobe. EFM’s classic bomber and fitted tailored blazers are also available in red to add a pop of color. All the looks were shown with Diadora’s sleek, modern sneakers in either black or gray to transition easily from work to play.