From the collection 'Exploded View', the Thunder Jacket is a classical tailored jacket with all-over thundercloud digital print on cotton/silk gabardine, completely handmade in Antwerp. The tailored finish with traditional horsehair construction inside is combined with print in patchwork technique. All the 53 single pieces are arranged in the manner the thunderstorm photograph will have slight disruptions. The jacket is single-breasted with two buttons and four buttons on the cuffs. This is a special edition model with certificate and Identification Code IC (after completion an individual Identification Code IC is generated and hand-written on the label).
Each single pattern part of this tailored jacket was draped on the mannequin to find the most directive ergonomic lines clashed with influences from modern architecture. The concept of deconstructed and reconstructed garments is underlined with the digital print of degradée thunderclouds. It is one of my favourite creations because it is a perfect symbioses of classical elegance and modern concept.
Lining: 100% Cotton Poplin