Despite the name, the ‘Britishness’ of the Duchamp brand was evident from their founding. For example the fabric is woven in a Suffolk based company that dates back to the early 1700s and is one of the oldest still designing and weaving silk in the UK. Initially supplying to the likes of Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey, now there are two stores in London. Duchamp is also carried in the world’s most prestigious department stores, including Barneys and Bloomingdales in the USA, Holt Renfrew in Canada and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.
Although Duchamp now offers everything from trench coats to trousers, the core of the collection is occasion wear for men, with velvet tuxedos and evening dress shirts for events from big nights out, to a day at the races, to weddings.
I was brought in to retouch the photography for their Spring/Summer Lookbook. To make sure their fabrics and sartorial elegance looked as impeccable in print and on the web.