V&A collaborates on design inspired by city’s innovation
Style: Halley Stevensons’ managing director James Campbell with Kerrie Alexander (pic: Julie Howden for V&A Dundee)
V&A Dundee has partnered with Scottish designer Kerrie Alexander and textile innovators Halley Stevensons to produce its first limited edition fashion collaboration.
Museum, maker and manufacturer have united to create the Dundee Raincoat, a modern-day unisex raincoat inspired by the city’s innovation, creativity and resilience.
Designed and hand-produced by independent fashion label KerrieALDO, the raincoat is made using waterproof waxed cotton, a performance fabric Halley Stevensons has pioneered the development of for over 150 years, and continues to manufacture at its Baltic Works factory in Dundee.
Following the KerrieALDO design philosophy of slow, sustainable fashion, each of the 20 numbered raincoats and matching bags were hand-cut and crafted using unique patterns created for the collaboration.
The unisex fit raincoat, available in navy and orange, features signature KerrieALDO finishes such as coloured trims and an inner patch pocket made from Ancient Dundee Old Heavy Weight Tartan, a pattern which has not been used for 160 years and was recently resurrected by the Ben Nevis Handloom.
Kerrie Alexander, founder of KerrieALDO, said: “Partnering with a design museum and a textile factory to design the ultimate contemporary raincoat has been a brilliant experience.