V&A Dundee launches 'The Dundee Raincoat ' – a collaboration between designer Kerrie Aldo, Halley Stevensons stocked exclusively at V&A Dundee
Museum, manufacturer and modern maker unite.

Designed and handcrafted by KerrieALDO. The Dundee Raincoat pairs artisan skills and attention to detail with the original performance fabric, waxed cotton.
Established in 1864, Halley Stevensons have been innovating textiles and manufacturing waxed cotton in Dundee for generations and are the experts in getting you Home & Dry.
This is V&A Dundee’s first limited-edition fashion collaboration, inspired by the city’s innovation, creativity and resilience.

V&A creates the ‘Dundee Raincoat’

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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