Men’s Wear Inspired by a Swedish-Kurdish Upbringing

The rising men’s wear line Namacheko, designed by the siblings Dilan and Lezan Lurr, makes deceptively simple clothes that are, in fact, loaded with personal meaning. For example: A moss-green mohair peacoat, from the fall/winter 2018 collection, looks classic apart from its sculptural toggles. The biomorphic shape of the fastenings was inspired by the English sculptor Barbara Hepworth — a tribute to the designers’ mother, who is, as Hepworth’s was, a math teacher.

The brand also showed a navy blue sleeveless jacket made from fireproof fabric. The Lurrs, who founded the label in 2017, are inspired by their dual Swedish-Kurdish nationality, and the flame-retardant garment was a statement about the indestructibility of identity. “As a teenager growing up in Sweden, you just want to be like your friends — but you never lose being a Kurd,” says Dilan, “It’s a funny thing. You are what you are. I want to translate that into the garments.” Read More via NYTimes.

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