British born New Zealand based artist and designer Rory William Docherty creates seasonless pieces incorporating textiles based on his own original hand drawn and painted artworks.
“I’m a hopeless romantic. I want to create something personal and new, but still beautiful, unapologetically so, relatable but not of the moment, like a lingering dream.”
Carefully crafted and hand finished in New Zealand, from exclusive original silk prints, Italian wool and cashmere, various deadstock fabrics, Japanese suiting and outerwear, Egyptian cotton, collected vintage textiles and trims, New Zealand and Australian Merino jersey and fully fashioned knitwear.
Focused on the creative process, drawings evolve into paper maquettes, are enlarged and draped into fluid and sculptural forms, refining the conceptual into garments that feel reassuringly familiar yet aspirational.
Glamorous, contemplative and playful, each Rory William Docherty piece is imbued with a sensitivity evoking an emotional connection. Rory’s first collection of one off and made to order pieces was picked up exclusively in New Zealand by Scotties, stockists of Comme des Garcons, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, The Row, Lemaire and others.