Antwerp-based denim brand Eat Dust is premiering a Fall ’16 line that mixes the brand’s traditional, moto-inspired styles with influence from America’s past. The line is inspired by ’60s counterculture and the rugged, outdoorsy styles of the ‘70s film, The Deer Hunter.
Though the brand is rooted in its core denim styles, Eat Dust co-founder Rob Harmsen explained that the line’s non-denim items are what provide the character. This season, jackets and shirting in wool and corduroy, matched with blanket prints and plaids, add a softer side to the line’s raw denims and leather jackets.
The brand continues to carry through its four men’s denim styles: loose straight, loose tapered, skinny straight and boot cut. The brand executes these styles in both a black 14 oz. selvedge and a 13 ¾ oz. blue selvedge, and these same two denims are used for the brand’s classically cut vests and jackets.
The Fall ’16 line also includes the launch of women’s products. The women’s denim comes in a tapered and a bootcut fit and is made from 12 oz. denim with two percent polyester for stretch, and done in a rinse wash.
The designers did not create separate styles for the women’s seasonal collection but simply designed smaller versions of the men’s pieces. The Fall ’16 women’s pieces include two button-up styles and a stretch selvage denim vest.