Photos by Udor Photography
Gender war, shmender war. Modu proves that the opposing sexes can make beautiful clothing together. Menswear designer Yuteng Mo linked arms with womenswear impresario Schichao Du to create a borrowed-from-the-boys capsule that luxuriates in its spare silhouettes, rigorous tailoring, and dandyish flourishes. Presenting at Launch NYC during New York Fashion Week on Wednesday, Mo and Du tried to "integrate the simple profile of tough and clean lines to create a handsome, chic yet easy-to-wear image," they told Ecouterre.
Modu produces its garments in New York City—Mo and Du wouldn’t have it any other way. “Throughout the development of our first collection for Modu, we discovered that there are a lot of unique places that specialize in different aspects of manufacturing,” they said. “NYC is a very resourceful city for emerging labels; we could find everything from sourcing to production.It helped Modu develop as a more polished brand.”