Formerly known as SADDAM TEISSY, the two anonymous Japanese designers debuted their new brand, D. HYGEN for the 2018/19 Autumn Winter season. The name change intended to convey the concept of STRAINISM - clothing that embodies a feeling of tension, but in a more direct and articulated fashion than before. D. HYGEN references the proverb of “HAI_GEN” - of a human being controlled by string, who utilizes the force and balance inherent in the garment itself to harness that strain, thereby manipulating the invisible strings of life and time. The original DNA remains dominant throughout the collection, with subtle changes to their signature silhouettes cementing evidence of the brands progression. Accents of sportswear add a new dimension to the layering aesthetic, with the addition of footwear and a broader range of leather accessories to complete the look.