Since moving the label to Japan, Tokyo-based Boys Co Ltd have reinvigorated Danton, inflecting inherited 20th-century French workwear with contemporary Japanese style cues. Many of the label’s most recent collections riff on the label’s workwear pedigree, playfully engaging notions of work and leisure.
This season, the label expand on their range of canvas and nylon accessories with more durable bags that expanding the purview of workwear with innovative materials and features. Elsewhere, as usual, Danton’s workwear heritage is on full display with updated takes on overalls, collarless jackets and work pants among dresses and easy pants that integrate workwear details into everyday staples.
Finding creative space between sartorial manifestations of work and leisure has been Danton’s project from the get-go. Given the gendered histories and continued associations of utility and adornment, dresses provide the label with the perfect canvas for challenging these associations.
The Danton Work P.O. Dress takes the fitted shirtdresses of the 50s, exploding it out into a uniquely versatile oversized shirt dress via direct reference to the label’s own 20th-century workwear archives. Cut from crisp cotton poplin, this oversized, loose-fit shirtdress features a pointed collar, four-button placket, all-over purple stripe pattern, side seam pockets, shirt hem, button-fastened cuffs, a curved midi hem, and a patch pocket on the chest adorned with the embroidered appliquéd Danton red diamond patch. Here in the purple stripe colourway, this piece may be worn as a dress or lightweight outer layer, with a shape easily transformed by a belt.
Made in Japan from 100% cotton.
Style Number: JD-3655 MTP.
Model is 175cm and wears size 36.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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