GEOFF STOCKER: THE MEN’S DRESSING GOWN COLLECTION
Oscar Wilde once said “One should either be a work of Art, or wear a work of Art”. With that in mind welcome to Geoff stocker’s first collection of Silk Dressing Gowns for Men.
Inspired by time spent Kanazawa, the home of Kaga Yuzen dyeing. A technique for painting on fabric that goes back 300 years. Seeing some marvellous Kimonos and heading back home with luggage bursting with silk and cotton handkerchiefs and a head full of ideas for making a Kimono range but realised that there is a limited market for a product like that, and it would be a little crass of to ‘borrow’ from another culture without being part of it.
Geoff stocker translated the idea into the Western tradition, where the silk dressing gown has been around for a long time, dating back easily to the 17th Century.
And the first collection was born, consisting of 4 individual designs in a single colourway each. An additional colourway to each design will be added for Spring Summer next year, followed by a new collection in Autumn Winter 2018.
Each gown has a surface pattern of my own creation which has been digitally printed by R A Smart of Macclesfield onto a Lightweight Twill Silk. The gowns are then made by Fabrika of London.
To celebrate the launch of the Dressing Gown Collection Geoff stocker commissioned a short promotional video featuring David Evans of ‘Grey Fox Blog’.
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