German jeanswear brand Closed has gotten together with young French designer Alexandre Daillance, a.k.a. Millinsky, for a men’s capsule collection that promotes togetherness.
The three-piece offering of a cap, T-shirt and hoodie ($115-$370) drops exclusively on closed.com on Oct. 28, and celebrates the fraternity of the European Union.
“Freedom is the first European value that comes to my mind. We are extremely lucky to be able as members of the E.U to have the right to move and live in different countries that are part of the union. It is wonderful that our countries share common values and promote togetherness in many aspects”, said Daillance, a 25-year-old who has cited the late Virgil Abloh as his role model and who founded his high-end streetwear line Nasaseasons in2015 at age 18.
Colette, the now defunct but still legendary Parisian concept store, was the first one to stock his nascent brand.
Nasaseasons has previously collaborated with premium luggage company Rimowa and crystal maker Swavorski and has designed merchandise for Eminem and The Rolling Stones.
Daillance created a unique typographic logo in four different shades of blue for the small Closed collection of otherwise black items. Its shirt and hoodie read: “Together we create, Together we love, Together we outlast, Together we shine, Together we elevate, Together we dare.”
The black cap simply states: “Closed Together.”
“While diving into the history of Closed at the beginning of the design process, I realized that the brand and I both share many common values, one of them being the sense of togetherness and teamwork,” Daillance said. “I believe we, as humans, perform the best and come up with the best idea when we come together to share our different perspectives. When everyone is willing to teach and learn, that’s when the magic happens. It is important to promote that sense of connection between individuals and underline the benefits of coming together.”
Closed was founded in 1968 as ÇA, Italy’s first denim label, by indigo experts Marithé and François Girbaud and changed its name to its current one in 1978. It now boasts of its “French imagination, Italian craftsmanship and German tradition.”
The brand opened its first U.S. standalone store, a temporary one in Los Angeles-area Culver City, Calif. in July 2022.