This week, we're pleased to introduce The Workers Club via a capsule collection with inspiration derived from a concept originally established by Aleksandr Rodchenko to encourage collaboration and productivity between creatives. The Constructivist ethos to build knowledge through learnings is something both TWC and DR share as a core principle of our operations, thus establishing an easy connection. With Adam Cameron’s years of experience working his way up the ranks of British heritage brands to be the Head of Design at Dunhill and Jason Pecarich’s many endeavors in design, product development, and retail, there was a clear opportunity to partner and develop authentic, knowledge-based collaborations.
As such, we bring you a refined capsule collection of goods produced by like-minded souls, sustainably made using limited deadstock fabrics in convertible pieces designed with a sophisticated, utilitarian style. Using premium Harris Tweed and Lovat Mills woolens and dry waxed canvas from Halley Stevensons, we've elevated and fully adapted a collection of TWC signatures with a limited run Shell and Field Jacket and corresponding Utility Gilets.
A challenge to improve upon, “The Works” Shell Jacket launched the brand in 2015 as an amazingly well designed, convertible, all-season piece. Always looking to refine, our upgraded version takes a design-centric patchwork approach with Halley Stevensons® dry waxed canvas using the proprietary TWC Camouflage with a combination of geometric and brush patterning for paneling combined with an earthy Charcoal background, along with re-engineered lower bellow pockets for side entry and improved proportions.
Next up, we redesigned a new collection piece to yield a fall through spring outerwear essential. The TWCXDR Field Jacket has been completely re-engineered to accommodate the zip-in Utility Gilet when bulking up for full winter weather and to fit, drape, and work equally well as a singular outerwear piece. Coming in a hearty hopsack Lovat Mills® Midnight Glen Plaid woolen to offer durability in the outdoors with a sophisticated aesthetic, the elements of this piece have been redefined resulting in a timeless staple.
Pairing with these outerwear all-stars is the inventive Utility Gilet that classically hallmarks the brand's mantra around functionality by acting as a layering piece or adapting to convert into the Shell, and now our Field Jacket. Using a palette and pattern driven Harris Tweed® Brown Herringbone and Lovat Mills® Charcoal Glen Plaid for these vests, and properly accented by the brand's signature Brisbane Moss® twill patch pockets and ribbed knit collar, these pieces offer endless styling versatility that will stay true through all seasonal transitions.
We are pleased to launch this partnership, with many more projects on the horizon, sharing a common goal to be an antidote to the increasingly fast-paced world of fashion and seasonal churn by creating new classics with an emphasis on quality, function, and finish. Crafted in the United Kingdom by the renowned outerwear engineer Mackintosh, The Workers Club x Division Road collaborations are developed for the dynamic and distinguished to withstand the test of time in effortless style.