Agi Mdumulla’s and Sam Cotton’s spare and streamlined collection took its inspiration from Japan — and from the designers themselves, who don’t like wearing traditional suits. “We wanted to readdress tailoring for ourselves,” they said, adding their aim was to make something smart to wear “on our bikes, at meetings, at a party.”

The result was a collection of loose-fitting trousers with sleek flat fronts — and elasticized waists at the back. Some came with block prints and were paired with boxy shirts, while others had a multitude of fine pleats, and were worn with spare, kimono-style jackets and sleeveless shirts with draped details.

Coats and jackets were pared-down, too, and inspired by work wear. One white coat, with a white paintbrush-like surface texture, was a standout and yearning for a night out.

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