We’d been getting a lot of customer requests for something special and unique, and when the customer asks, we listen! We wanted to create something beautiful that referenced some of our classic prints but also felt totally new. We were inspired by Asia, and Japanese prints specifically. I started by looking through our print archives; some are prints we’ve used, others we’ve only been inspired by, or keep for reference. Then, I pooled the collection of ideas that I wanted to use to build the jacket and began to draw. I was struck most by this one print I found of a Japanese woman in a garden, which was hand painted in our studio eleven years ago. Back then, we used it on a suede jacket. From there, I built on it, finding other prints that flowed into the whole pattern, using the woman as a focal point on the back. I love the colors, and how versatile it is. There are hints of green in there. If you’re going to invest in a statement piece, you want it to go with everything. And this could go with anything. I can’t wait to see someone wearing it in the wild. It’s a great feeling when you see someone enjoying something you worked hard on.
Like what you see? There’s plenty more where this came from, in our Travelers Collection.