Delikatessen is an Amsterdam-based menswear line, founded in 2009 by Andre Lisowski and Stephen Hartog. Delikatessen is focused on well-tailored, but effortless garments, that combine traditional craftsmanship with a modern approach to design. The Delikatessen SS’14 lookbook was styled by London-based writer and editor David Hellqvist (Port Magazine).
Inspired by abstract optical art, and specifically the work of Polish painter Henryk Berlewi, for next spring Delikatessen continues its quest for a multi-dimensional mix of colours, structure and fabrics. True to the brand DNA, the collection re-interprets classic garments by using traditional fabrics in a new sartorial context focused on mixed tonalities, layering and different fabric handles.
The Spring Summer 14 season obsesses over qualitative fabrics from Italy and Japan, mixing them with inspiration from Delikatessen’s two homes; Poland and the Netherlands. This time around, except for looking at Berlewi’s square and symmetric artwork for inspiration, Delikatessen designer Andre Lisowski also collaborated with Warsaw-based graphic designer Edgar Bąk on the prints in a primary, monochrome and pastel colour palette.
The SS14 lookbook, styled by London-based writer and editor David Hellqvist, showcases the richness of Delikatessen’s fabric selection. “The fabrics are our Delikatessen,” explains Lisowski. Highlights from this season include a Japanese melange jersey, wash-out effect linen, mixed cotton and linen, softened cotton herringbone, fine linen suiting fabrics, Gabardine quality and bleached denim and overprinted chambray: “We like fabrics woven from different colours of yarns, they garments get a textural feel. We passionately believe in reinterpreting classic fabrics,” says Lisowski.
All produced within the EU, the collection emphasises Delikatessen’s dedication to low-key yet bold suiting and shirting. Standard Delikatessen details, like mother of pearl buttons, hidden inside shirt pockets and impeccable French stitching help push the core brand ethos. Contrasting proportions are defined by standard slim silhouettes and a new, exciting oversized approach, visible in T-shirts.