Danshan, a London based menswear brand presents its S/S21 lookbook and a short film: “Dissonance”. Danshan explores the undervalued nuances of modern male life, examining how male body language develops and look at ways to make a masculine silhouette become effeminate, without breaking the austere boundaries that define menswear.
Emotional, sensitive, vulnerable and dressed to reflect those qualities, their collections present a spirit of a culture that creates a space for progressive masculinity to develop, celebrating the freedom that sensitivity can give men to reclaim their masculinity, in the hope of creating a more accepting world.
A SPONTANEOUS AND EMOTIONAL FREEDOM FROM OLD, REPRESSIVE VALUES THAT MEN HAVE OFTEN INHABITED. THIS IS ABOUT FREEDOM IN CELEBRATION AND JOY THAT THE CLARITY OF FREE THINKING.
TO BE EMOTIONALLY FREE IS NOT A PRESCRIBED WAY OF LIVING. IT IS NOT A MOULD, INSTEAD, IT GIVES AUTONOMY TO EACH MAN AND WITH THAT A TRUST THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO FULLY EXIST AS THEIR TRUE SELF. THIS IS ABOUT REMOVING MENTAL RESTRICTIONS IN THE AIM OF PROGRESSION.
FREEDOM DOES NOT EXIST WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF BREAKING FREE. WE WANT TO FREEZE THE MOMENT OF BREAKING OUT OF RESTRAINTS AND TO HARNESS THE ENERGY FROM THE MOVEMENT OF THAT VERY MOMENT.
THE COLLECTION IS CONSTRUCTED OF GEORGETTE AND SATIN, SOME INTERTWINED BY EMBROIDERIES IN SHAPES OF MULTIDIRECTIONAL STREAMS AND ABSTRACT FORMS OF SPLASHES.
IT IS THE FLOWS, THE FALLS, THE STREAMS, THE SPLASHES, THAT OFFER MOMENTARY FREEDOM