Daan Roukens is a Dutch artist based in Amsterdam. We’ve been admirers of his work for a very long time. With an exceptional eye for detail, Roukens manages to translate the things that inspire him, into minimalistic and abstract artworks. We immediately thought of connecting him to the clothing brand Delikatessen, since they focus on detail as well, and asked him to take us on his art journey.
Delikatessen is an Amsterdam-based menswear line, founded in 2009. The brand focuses on well-tailored, but effortless garments, that combine traditional craftsmanship with a modern approach to design. Delikatessen’s AW’14 collection is based on the leafy green, curly and ornamental vegetable Kale from our garden in Burgundy (France).
It’s beauty, colors, minerals and strength are a paralel to the styles and fabrics that Delikatessen introduces in the collection. The key fabrics are: cottons mixed with wool and silk, vintage chambrays, from Japan three ply vintage gaze and thick denims with interesting waffle structures, as well as Italian ‘Lana cotta’.