Museum, manufacturer, and modern maker united to create ‘The Dundee Raincoat’, a modern-day unisex raincoat inspired by the city’s innovation, creativity and resilience.
The vision for this project begun at the end of 2019 when Christian Moir, the director of operations at the V&A Dundee, approached us with a proposal to be involved in producing something authentically made in the city to sell in store.
Excited by the opportunity we wanted to combine our heritage fabric with a contemporary designer. We have worked with independent designer KerrieALDO since 2014. Though Kerrie is now based in Leeds, she is originally from and still has ties to Dundee city and we felt she would be the ideal candidate to pursue this collaboration with.
Halley Stevensons share the same ethos in terms of sustainably as KerrieALDO. Using artisan skill and craft to create durable and quality products which are built to last is a common theme we share in both our process as manufacturer and maker. To learn more about the inspiration and process behind the project click here.
This is the first limited-edition fashion collaboration the V&A Dundee have launched. Coinciding with Kerrie’s philosophy of “slow fashion”, a limited edition run of 20 jackets and 20 bags made from iconic waxed cotton fabric have been produced. Each product has been hand crafted by Kerrie and is exclusively available to purchase directly from the V&A Dundee.
This year has been somewhat bizarre to say the least and has had an impact on everyone. We hope that the use of vibrant coloured waxed cotton matched with the contemporary design inspired by the city will bring some brightness even on the worst “dreich” of days.