Lookout Shirt Dress - LWIT
Lookout Shirt Dress - LWIT
This relaxed shirtdress doubles as a light, loose-fitting coat. It was inspired by a duster coat, which were originally full-length, light-coloured canvas or linen coats worn by horsemen to protect their clothing from trail dust.
- The fabric has been washed and bleached to a medium indigo shade, with a super soft feel and lots of drape.
- The design has a flattering open collar and fabric belt.
- Our seasonal Japanese-inspired 'katagami' print is used on the interior of the cuffs and under the collar for a pop of fun.
About the collection
From Amsterdam to Tokyo
Each season, DENHAM’s design team approaches the brand’s signature aesthetic from new angles and fresh perspectives. This season’s collection inspiration began with a simple walk through the streets of Amsterdam …
The Netherlands’ capital city has long served as a source of inspiration for Jason Denham, founder of DENHAM the Jeanmaker. Some months ago, he was on a stroll through the ‘Nine Streets’ neighbourhood when he walked into a local antiques store, ‘Van Hier tot Tokio’ (From Here to Tokyo), just a few blocks from the DENHAM design studio. The store specialises in Japanese furniture, textiles and art. And since Jason’s had a longstanding obsession for everything Japanese, his creativity immediately began to flow…
Jason uncovered a stack of antique ‘katagami’ stencils, which are used in printing traditional silk kimonos. Each one had been hand-cut and punched with complex motifs, and each showed signs of wear-and-tear from years of use. Jason bought a few examples and brought them to the DENHAM design studio for inspiration.
The team quickly decided to give the designs a second life, reimagining them in a modern way with a fresh new twist. It’s a perfect reflection of DENHAM’s mantra to ‘workship tradition, destroy convention.’
The brand’s iconic logo
For Jason Denham, scissors are a symbol of his craft. Throughout his career he’s collected thousands of pairs – each with a unique story and past. But there’s one scissor that’s the most important: his first pair, which inspired the brand’s iconic logo.
The Truth is in the Details
By Jason Denham
I’ve dedicated my life to making the perfect jeans. They’re my passion and my pride. Like a chef, I hand pick all my ingredients: I study tradition and technique, and obsess over every detail. I honour heritage and authenticity, while bringing a modern twist to my craft. I believe ‘The Truth is in the Details’ and every pair of DENHAM jeans tells a story – one that evolves every time they’re worn. I’m excited to share in this journey and story with you.