The story of Engineered Garments is the story of Daiki Suzuki and, to a lesser extent, that of Keizo Shimizu and New York City. While the brand is merely one of Japanese umbrella company Nepenthes’ growing number of brands, it does not function like a traditional in-house label that might simply offer cheaper, simplified iterations of what a store carries from other designers. Instead, Engineered Garments acts as an expression of Suzuki’s varied interests and experiences, as well as a reflection of New York City’s diversity and its historic, albeit shrinking, garment district.

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