Eastwood Danso presented his autumn winter 2020 2021 collection during the last London Fashion Week Men’s and, again in Milan, during the London Show room event. The collection is titled Born Again with reference to the events that affected the life of the father: in fact, after personal problems he decided to change his life by becoming a pastor and dedicating himself totally to religion, with an act of rebirth precisely. This story strongly inspired Danso who drew on family photos, observing how his relatives dressed to go to church. He then decided to mix the attitude in dressing for a special occasion with a more contemporary trend in using sportswear, thus giving life to his autumn winter 2020 2021 collection.
Another important element is represented by its African roots – Danso in fact comes from Ghana, despite being born in Germany – which it has included in the collection, in the perforations with the laser, through the transposition of the symbolism adinkra and especially the symbol called gye nyame which represents the need for God to intervene to resolve a situation that transcends human possibilities. These two realities so personal and deeply rooted in the designer’s life guided him in the creation of the next winter season.
The garments are therefore a mix between an aesthetic strongly marked by sportswear, with elements purely belonging to a more formal clothing. The bomber jacket that opens the collection recalls a nail for the side zip that is used as a closure, while ending in a hood. An overshirt decorated with wavy sections of contrasting color is instead proposed in a cropped cut and joins a patchwork processing of denim, in different washes, sectioned and recomposed, but totally frayed, for a vest with a shirt collar combined with a bucket hat; this same technique is also used for trousers composed of parts in denim alternating with those in waxed fabric. The formality is perfectly summarized by the suits for women and the blazers for men, which however maintain the sporty attitude thanks to the insertion of a drawstring waist. A raw cut male blazer is also wrapped in components of a woolen cloth coat that look like a modern harness, covering only one shoulder, one sleeve and part of the bust and then being fastened at the waist with a button. The soft-cut trousers are waxed, also in a cargo or workwear-inspired version, but always very wide, and often combined with modern outerwear such as the overcoat with the recurring drawstring at the waist and concealed pockets on the wrists. To complete the look, the shoes made in collaboration with Converse and Vibram: basketball sneakers with a tank sole and a front cover, also in this case, which can be closed with a drawstring.