Capsule Paris – Dan & Shan
Why Capsule I asked? “Nice brand mix to be able to test the market. It’s not Pitti, not heavily tailored brands, not Tranoi, or too street commercial – Capsule is more niche,” says Dan.
There’s a heavy weighting of olive in their street savvy sophisticated collection, in keeping with the WGSN predicted palette trend, with a soft military styling motif. “We wanted to look at the perception of power and strength from military clothing in a new way. Still functional but with a touch of femininity.” Their bombers had styled angled pockets with corner detailing; sweats with a zipped deep back pocket (faux back-pack concept) running across the shoulder blades.
For D&S, the camouflage screen print designs, some innovation with a black foil print were predominantly all on modern fabrics, some double crepe, giving a heavier feel – were more floral, “natural romantic” than militaristic. Pearls were added to a sweat for a more personal touch, together with a jacquard basketball style vest easing the brand into a more gender-neutral place. The jacquard coat, the undeniable showstopper piece in their collection.
By Paul Markevicius