Over the past 15 years, Donrad Duncan has quietly become one of the most influential sportswear designers in men’s apparel, creating concepts and brands that have changed the menswear industry. As the only designer to ever be granted access to legendary garment and fabric engineer Massimo Osti’s archives, Duncan’s own design vision and philosophies are at the forefront of an elite group bringing together influences from military, alpinist and extreme sport clothing to create a new, urban apparel concept. In February, Duncan was awarded the 2016 Rising Star Award for Menswear by Fashion Group International.
Regarded for his innovations in fabrics, hardware and silhouettes, Duncan’s creative reworking of post-war outerwear - enhancing classics like the field jacket, the car coat, the parka and the blazer - has solidified his reputation as a true visionary in apparel design.
Duncan’s latest work with EFM centers on redefining menswear by integrating sophisticated fashion design with cutting edge fabric, construction and finishing technologies to improve ease of movement in every garment. This enhances the functionality of each piece to maximize wearing occasions while minimizing a man’s wardrobe, creating a modern concept known as Advanced Luxury.