Originally featured as the finale of his men’s fashion show and to celebrate the arrival of his Autumn / Winter 2018 collection, Dries Van Noten has designed 10 exclusive Ebru marble printed raincoats each with its own color way. A limited stock of 10 of each color will be available at 10 selected stockists worldwide for a limited period.
The coats will be available from August at Dries Van Noten stores in Antwerp, Paris and Tokyo as well as in selected stockists in New York (Barneys), London (Harvey Nichols), Moscow (Le Form), Tokyo (Isetan, Shinjuku), Hong Kong (Lane Crawford), Singapore (Club 21) and online on Mr Porter.
Tradition embraces technology as this is the first known time this time honored technique of marbling, usually reserved for application on paper for book linings as example, is used for textiles and clothing. The Ebru technique creates motifs when oil based inks diffuse on a water surface and transferred to paper.
It took some time for the Dries Van Noten design team to find a master artist of this technique willing to help impart his knowledge and assist in taking on the challenge of transferring the technique to textiles. Three hundred unique works were created after days spent at his London Atelier. The idea for the finale of the fashion show, a cacophony of all of all the vivid and vibrant marble prints together was born when all of three hundred marbling samples lay alongside each other on the atelier floor.