Architecture: Rationalism in fabricWednesday, 19 September 2018
The figure of the architect: the central theme of the new D-due capsule
D-due explores the world of architecture and the professionals who work in this field in “Architecture”, the new capsule from its Bauhaus collection for this Autumn-Winter 2018/19 season. Following on from D-due in Blue and Graphic Design, the label explores the discipline in which the German school was most influential: its name literally translates as “Building House,” and it drew on the Rationalist and Functionalist styles.
The key to the style of this family of garments is the architect as a character, …
Graphic Design: the influence of a disciplineWednesday, 1 August 2018
D-due commits to the Scottish print in its new capsule
Graphic Design is the name of the new range of clothing from D-due for this Autumn-Winter 2018-19 season, inspired by the Bauhaus art school. Its Publicity and Printing Workshop was considered to be a highly important part of the influential German centre. This is where the canons and guidelines of what we know today as graphic design were created, as it transitioned from being an art to a profession. …
BAUHAUS: THE CONCEPTMonday, 18 June 2018
D-due explores the creative impact of the Bauhaus school of design in its new winter collection
D-due’s Autumn-Winter 2018/19 collection is inspired by the most influential school of art and design of the 20th century: the Bauhaus. Founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany, in 1919, the school brought together fine arts and crafts in different areas such as sculpture, painting, architecture, fabrics, or the theatre. It laid the academic foundations for industrial and graphic design, and had a decisive impact on the new modern architecture with its famous principle: “form follows function.” It was able to achieve all of this in just fourteen years. …
BATOMA, Christmas with ironyFriday, 25 May 2018
D-due designs the welcome space and exhibit the Fall-Winter 2018/19 Maison D-due collection at this Tokyo fair
Laforet Harajuku Museum in Tokyo (Japan) hosts BATOMA fair these days, which in its 13th edition is focused on Christmas. More than 30 exhibitors show their articles related to this festivity from May 23 to 25 and D-due has designed a welcome installation for the more than 2,000 people expected to visit this event. Visitors also can see the Fall-Winter 2018/19 Maison D-due collection. …
Creatures of Paradise, the new range from D-dueThursday, 26 April 2018
Garments inspired by tradition and landscape only available in the online shop until May 14
D-due presents Creatures of Paradise, a new range of garments from the “Paradise is an Island” collection for this Spring-Summer 2018 season, which can be purchased from our online shop from today until 14 May. Full of energy and vitality, this exclusive range captures the intense orange of summer sunsets in Paradise, and the beige of ground wheat, the same wheat we use to make traditional Galician bread. …
Sketch, the art of the essenceThursday, 19 April 2018
D-due presents a refined selection of pieces for this Spring-Summer that captures the soul of previous collections through the most characteristic patterns and natural fiber fabrics.
Reducing something to its most minimum expression, without losing a shred of its meaning, is an art. Just like the person who observes it, far removed from this transformation, understands everything without the need to ask a single question. This is how we could define Sketch: essence, soul, nature. A quick scribble made directly from something natural, a reflection of the most essential lines of the garments that form a part of the D-due collections. …
INKREATE: TECHNOLOGY AT THE SERVICE OF FASHIONWednesday, 11 April 2018
D-due tests this European program that will revolutionize haute couture
Last December we announced the collaboration of D-due in Inkreate, a European-level project whose purpose is to facilitate design and decision making through a digital platform that allows expressing the ideas of designers.
Our main objective in the framework of this proposal is to test the program and propose improvements from the perspective of a fashion firm. To this end, we launched a piece of semi-seam -in particular, a base blouse- with an important differentiating character: that the user can personalize it with the options offered. …
A day in ParadiseFriday, 6 April 2018
D-due recreate an imaginary around the Spring-Summer 2018 collection through the summer story “A day in Paradise” and its protagonist, Tristán, who lives the greatest adventure that anyone has ever known.
I would like to explain why everything we see isn’t the way we see it, but actually how we think we see it. Colour, for example, exists because there is light. If there is no light, there is no colour, and if there is no colour, then everything looks sad and dull. Imagine a world without colour: it would be unbearable! …
Maison D-due: domestic mistsTuesday, 20 March 2018
We capture the most deeply-rooted essence of Galician tradition in a line of homeware teeming with Atlantic monsters
D-due turns its eye to the roots of Galicia in Maison D-due, a homeware collection in linen where the land and sea are brought together. Tablecloths, serviettes, kitchen cloths and shopping bags comprise this range of textile products that is already on sale in Japan. It will be available from our online store with pieces that accompany the different “capsules” from this year’s Spring-Summer collection titled “Paradise is an Island.”
Linen: the most democratic fabric
Galicia’s identity has taken shape over the centuries at a point that lies somewhere between superstition and devotion, …
Travel Notes: JapanWednesday, 7 March 2018
On our Japanese tour, HP D-due’s team guides us through Tokyo and we visit Nagoya and Osaka, where D-due has opened two new spaces.
We landed in our beloved Tokyo at the beginning of February and soon we got used to the Land of the Rising Sun early wake ups and moody afternoons.
We were received, as always, by the super warm welcoming HP D-due team who once again guided us through the must-see new places around the city.
Walking hand in hand, …
Inkreate: Fashion & TechFriday, 15 December 2017
The creation of a digital platform to express the ideas of the designers is the main goal of Inkreate. D-due is one of the partners of this innovative European programme.
Inkcreate – Transfer the real 3D world to interactive creative endeavours in apparel industry, is an initiative coordinated by the Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
The main purpose of InKreate is to facilitate the design and the decision-making through the creation of a digital platform that enables the expression of designers’ ideas. …
NEKO SUITETuesday, 12 December 2017
We present Neko Suite, a unique artistic project based on collecting porcelain cat figures, which have put together for Japan.
Decorative English porcelain cat figures from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were popular collectors’ items during the Victorian period, representing the tastes and sensitivity of the time. Neko (‘cat’ in Japanese) Suite is an artistic project that offers a free interpretation of these objets d’art.
A series of illustrations of cats have arisen from this project, each of which has the name of a writer who is included amongst D-due’s references, …
DEBUT 17: new talents on the catwalkFriday, 1 December 2017
This year we’re once again celebrating the arrival of DEBUT, the fashion show where the students from ESDEMGA present their collections. Creativity, talent, and a lot of hard work on the catwalk.
Former students who are now designers, fashion label and business owners, artists, creators, and lovers of fashion all met together on Thursday 23 rd November at the DEBUT catwalk event organised by ESDEMGA, the University of Vigo’s School of Fashion, where Charo Froján and Alfredo Olmeda have been working as tutors since it first opened its doors 11 years ago. …
How To Steal a Morandi: the conceptThursday, 19 October 2017
The paintings of the Italian artist Giorgio Morandi inspire the Fall-Winter 2017/18 collection. With irony, D-due brings still life back to life.
The desire to capture beauty lights up D-due’s imaginary this new season. Art thieves and their romantic and illegal attitude have become the protagonists of the new proposal, in which a painting of Giorgio Morandi unleashes the creative action.
With an ironic twist, D-due brings inert objects back to life, proposing the paradox that we are the objects, …
Hello London! Pop-Up Store in ShoreditchWednesday, 11 October 2017
Frieze, PAD, The Other Art Fair, the London Design Festival… to mark the arrival of autumn, the English capital overflows with art, and D-due has joined in this creative festival with our roving Pop-Up Store, ‘D-due in Blue’.
In London’s trendy Shoreditch district, close to some of our favourite places, such as the flower market in Columbia Road, or the amazing Labour and Wait, between the 3rd and 9th of October we opened the doors of our Pop-Up Store to present our “Morandi in Blue” pod, …
Photoshoot at SinsalTuesday, 3 October 2017
An island. A secret line-up of performers. A boat trip. Sinsal Son Estrella Galicia is a unique festival. The October issue of the D-Due H.P. France magazine takes us on a trip around this one-off journey through the world of music, landscape, and culture.
The search for beauty lies at the heart of D-due’s collection for the Autumn-Winter 2017-2018 season, “How to Steal a Morandi”. And as a part of this quest, this summer we hopped on board a boat to find it in the middle of the Vigo estuary. …
Family Fauve: the conceptWednesday, 2 November 2016
Colour and geometry. A group of garments from D-due’s Magritte collection for this winter is inspired by the Fauve style adopted by the surrealist painter in the 40’s.
D-due’s Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection is immersed in the world of dreams with the paintings of René Magritte as a source of inspiration. The oneiric night fills up with geometry and colour with the family of garments we are introducing in Issue #4, inspired by the Fauve period of the surrealist artist.
ISSUE #4: Surrealist ColourWednesday, 2 November 2016
Warm colours light up Magritte’s oneiric night. Floral prints and plaid fabrics are the canvas on which the iconography of the surrealist painter is represented.
In our Issue #4 we are presenting a new selection of garments from D-due’s Fall-Winter 2016/17 collection, inspired by the paintings of the surrealist artist René Magritte. In the 40’s the painter adopted a Fauve style, with thick brushstrokes and vibrant colours. In the collection, this period is represented in a family of garments where the migratory birds, …
Travel Notes: Magritte MuseumTuesday, 30 August 2016
We allow ourselves to be carried away by Magritte’s surrealism at the museum dedicated to his work in Brussels. The umbrellas, the bowler hats and the shapes of men observing the night find their way into the new D-due’s Fall-Winter 2016/17 collection.
Ordinary objects in unusual contexts which create witty and thought-provoking images. The work of Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte is a challenge for the observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality. We had the chance to visit Magritte Museum in Brussels, where we got inspired by the constant play with reality and illusion proposed by this remarkable painter. …
Ink: a winter taleMonday, 1 August 2016
Each D-due LAB collection tells a story. This is a winter tale made of drawings, forests and migratory birds.
I sit at my desk to draw after a long walk through the woods. A coniferous forest emerges from the pencil. I think about the places I have visited and, little by little, a winter landscape fills the paper. …
Magritte collection: the conceptMonday, 1 August 2016
Umbrellas, bowler hats, the shape of a man observing the night… Discover D-due’s new collection for the next season.
Every D-due item is a unique project that explores creative and artistic concepts, reinterpreted in an ironic way with a highly poetic quality. Inspired by surrealism, the new proposal for Fall-Winter 2016/17 is immersed in the world of dreams and firmly approaches the iconography of René Magritte paintings.
Alfred Hitchcock´s Spellbound and Sigmund Freud´s The Interpretation of Dreams illustrated the creative path, …
Issue #3: a journey into surrealismMonday, 1 August 2016
With our third issue comes the winter, wrapped in surrealism and mystery. The new collections from D-due and D-due LAB invite us to dive into a dreamlike atmosphere.
The world of dreams takes over Issue #3. In a setting of shadows and mystery the shapes of men observing the night, bowler hats and umbrellas emerge… The iconography of René Magritte paintings is the source of inspiration for D-due’s Fall-Winter 2016/17 new collection. A journey into surrealism through the ironic play and the illusion. …
Marigold’s Triumph: custom shirtsWednesday, 15 June 2016
Choose your shirt, pick your illustration, and you’ll receive your custom garment, made with great care in our workshop and hand-painted. A limited special edition to celebrate the arrival of summer.
Marigold’s Triumph is a special edition, delicate and customizable, available only on request. Natural and cool fabrics for comfortable shirts with a strong identity. The superfine white cotton mix with linen, blue cotton and the Yellow Mountain print to create 8 different designs. Choose yours and combine it with any of the 3 illustrations. …
Travel Notes: Game ChangersMonday, 13 June 2016
The fashion historian Miren Arzalluz guide us through this ModeMuseum Antwerp exhibition, a tribute to Balenciaga and the female silhouette.
Some days ago we travelled to Antwerp to attend the SHOW2016 of the fashion students from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Among the many activities happening these days in the city around the fashion world there’s the exhibition Game Changers – Reinventing the 20th century silhouette, organised by the ModeMuseum. A look into the world of the designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, …
D-due at W Fashion WeekWednesday, 18 May 2016
We have travelled to Guangzhou, China, to participate in a very special fashion show. Come on, join the party!
D-due was invited to participate at the W Fashion Week, celebrated last Monday at W Guangzhou Hotel. It was a fabulous party, a mix of fashion, design and music. A selection of D-due’s Spring-Summer 2016 collection was shown on the runway, and we could find many D-due looks among the party guests.
Take a glimpse at the show! …
Travel Notes: Chelsea Physic GardenTuesday, 3 May 2016
Inspired by the new Spring-Summer collection from D-due LAB, the fragrance of flowers led us to the oldest botanic garden in London. A celebration of the beauty and importance of plants.
Chelsea Physic Garden is an independent charity, dedicated to demonstrating the medicinal, economic, cultural and environmental importance of plants to the survival and well-being of humankind. A unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants.
It was founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for the purpose of training apprentices in identifying plants. …
ISSUE #2: The Making ofThursday, 28 April 2016
The B-side of our shooting session, by Alfredo Olmedo.
What happens behind the lens is often as interesting as what we can see in front of it. This is the backroom of a flower shop, and it is also the backroom of our photo session for Issue #2.
Plastic, green, flowers awaiting to be transformed into a bouquet, forgotten objects, work breaks between photo shoots… …
D-Due LAB SketchFriday, 15 April 2016
The purest scheme of D-due’s spirit.
A sketch is a little drawing, an outline taken from the original in a rapid way. Following this idea, garments from D-due LAB Sketch are defined by nature, quickness and essence.
Simple and easy garments, made with natural fibres, that immediately fit any style as a neutral accessory. …
Yellow Mountain: the storyMonday, 11 April 2016
Each D-due LAB collection tells a story. This Spring-Summer 2016 we invite you to dream with Camille at the foot of the fragrant Yellow Mountain.
There is a place with a forest covered in camomile. It is a gift of nature.
Every summer, millions of flowers cover the mountain, as it salutes the sun.
Camille rests at the foot of the Yellow Mountain. She lies down on the grass, …
Welcome, ISSUE #2Monday, 11 April 2016
In a green scenery we introduce you to the new Spring-Summer 2016 collection from D-due LAB.
Issue #2 embraces the summer among seedbeds, pruning shears and blooming flowers announcing the arrival of warmer days. The perfect place to present Yellow Mountain, the new D-due LAB proposal.
Graphic elements illustrate austere but charming garments, with highly-poetic and casual creations. Nature, manual processes and natural fibres are also at the heart of LAB. Stories too, providing narrative meaning to the proposal each season. …
Travel Notes: TokyoThursday, 17 March 2016
We are starting a new section, a space to talk about the places, objects and special people we meet during our trips.
We love exploring cities, looking for stories and finding inspiration in the most unsuspected places. At Travel Notes we want to tell you about some of these findings.
Embroidery & Pink: Japan EditionWednesday, 16 March 2016
Among taxis, buildings and the frantic rhythm of Tokyo we show you our new selection of garments, now available from the online shop.
Dresses and coats have travelled to Tokyo streets to fill them with a powerful neon pink and embroidery details. Special garments for your wardrobe which are part of D-due’s proposal for this Spring-Summer 2016, “Chemistry, Bears and Daisies”. …
A factory of ideasTuesday, 8 March 2016
A sentence, a book, a painting. At D-due, very different disciplines are re-interpreted and transformed into our own, unique dialogue.
In the 1980s, Rosario Froján, now the Creative Director of D-Due, began to work in her parents’ dressmaking workshop, a family company created in the 1960s that was the forerunner of the label. Rosario’s strong sense of design was combined with all of the company’s professionalism, know-how and excellent technical quality.
The 1990s marked another turning point. Alfredo Olmedo became joint Creative Director, …
New flagship store in Japan: the picturesMonday, 29 February 2016
Welcome to our new home in Tokyo.
In a warm and cheerful atmosphere we celebrated the opening of our first flagship store in Japan. The new space opened its doors to the public last Saturday 27th February in Aosando area, in the district of design and fashion of Aoyama. Much more than a shopping place, the new space combines fashion and art and keeps inside the universes of D-due and D-due LAB.
We enjoyed a really nice evening with clients, …
Hello Tokyo!Thursday, 18 February 2016
D-due opens its first flagship store in Tokyo in partnership with H.P. France, the brand’s distributor in Japan. Fashion and art join in a unique space that keeps inside the universe of the label.
Handcraft items, paintings, models, pictures… special objects that talk about D-due. About its origins, essence and collections. All of them have been shipped to Tokyo to be part of the first flagship store of the brand in Japan, which will open to the public on 27th February in the Aosando area, …
Be my valentineTuesday, 2 February 2016
Bear Bag Special Edition: a limited edition to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Without losing its usual irony, the bear of the new D-due’s collection has been furnished with arrows and hearts to celebrate Valentine’s Day. And as usual, at the workshop drawings have started to sprout, faithful to the poetic spirit and the dreamlike atmosphere of “Chemistry, Bears and Daisies”… …
Issue #1: The Making OfWednesday, 27 January 2016
Come and join us at the beach. It’s not just a beautiful place: it’s full of history. This is where we shot the photos for Issue #1.
You already know the story about the boats and how they influenced D-due. The shipyard of the Froján family stood just 400 metres from this little beach in the Arousa estuary. This is where wooden boats were crafted with the greatest care and precision. A tradition that has left its mark on the garments made by the company, …
Family LookTuesday, 19 January 2016
A look for the whole family based on D-due LAB Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection.
String Figures is a kind of “cat’s cradle” that has been played by adults and children all over the world since time immemorial, especially during the winter months, as it is a great pastime to enjoy in front of the fire. All you need is a knotted piece of string and certain degree of manual dexterity. This was the starting point of “Knots”, the D-due LAB’s Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection. Illustrations including some of the movements used in the game and geometric grids made of fabrics were the highlights of the proposal. …
2015 in picturesMonday, 28 December 2015
The New Year is a time for new resolutions, but also for remembering all the great moments we enjoyed in the last 12 months. Here are just a few of ours.
1. SWIMMING WITH SHARKS IN D-DUE’S SPRING-SUMMER 2015 COLLECTION
Pools, sharks and swimmers were the theme for D-Due’s “Pool” collection this summer. The Californian landscape presented in a casual, ironic style. …
Chemistry, bears and daisies: the conceptTuesday, 15 December 2015
Marigolds, teddy bears with a distinctly ironic appearance and molecular structures beneath the summer sun. What was the inspiration behind the dreamlike world of the Spring-Summer 2016 collection?
In 1964, Paul Zindel wrote the play The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, which received the Pulitzer Prize for theatre, and was made into a film in 1972 by Paul Newman. In it, shy Matilda “Tillie” Hunsdorfer prepares her experiment for the science fair: marigolds that grow from seeds that have been exposed to radiation. …
A new start: Issue #1Sunday, 13 December 2015
It’s premiere time. We invite you to explore our new home.
The seeds to what would become D-due were sown in the 1960s, as a high-quality dressmaking company, based in a small town in the Arousa estuary in Galicia, facing onto the Atlantic Ocean. A great many things have changed since then, while others have remained unchanged as trademarks of the company.
Our factory is still next to the sea, and aspects such as quality, carefully cut patterns and our extensive experience in the garment manufacturing process continue to be the guiding principles behind the label. …