“The collection is in fact the first known occasion that this technique has been employed for use on textiles and clothing”
Once they become available in August, a limited stock of ten of each colour will be available at ten selected stockists worldwide for a limited period. Participating stores include Dries Van Noten stores Antwerp, Paris and Tokyo, as well as Barney’s (New York), Harvey Nichols (London), Le Form (Moscow), Isetan, Shinjuku (Tokyo), Lane Crawford (Hong Kong) and Club 21 (Singapore).
The marbling technique, known as Ebru, holds its origins in East Asia where it was used by monastic scholars to dye scrolls and other literature that is now over 1000 years old. It is an immensely complicated and volatile craft (it has taken some time for the Dries design team to master the practice) and therefore usually reserved for application to paper or book linings. The collection is in fact the first known occasion that this technique has been employed for use on textiles and clothing, where oil based inks diffuse on a water surface and are then transferred to fabric. For a proper explanation of the technique and more information on the collection, visit the Dries Van Noten website.