THE Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum’s Dundee branch has teamed up with designer Kerrie Alexander and textile firm Halley Stevensons to create the “Dundee Raincoat”.
The design museum hailed the unisex garment as its first limited-edition fashion collaboration.
Designed and hand produced by independent fashion label KerrieALDO, the raincoat is made using waterproof waxed cotton, a fabric pioneered by Halley Stevensons and manufactured at its Baltic Works factory in Dundee.
Alexander said: “Partnering with a design museum and a textile factory to design the ultimate contemporary raincoat has been a brilliant experience.
“I came across ‘the slicker’, a hooded coat worn by fisherman in the archives at Halley Stevensons, and this has had a big influence on the design of the coat, as has V&A Dundee’s contemporary architecture.
“A collar was discussed at an early design meeting, but having grown up in Dundee, I knew a hood was an essential feature of the Dundee Raincoat, to deal with the unpredictable Scottish weather.”
Twenty raincoats are going on sale at £200 each, with a matching bag on sale for £45.
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