• 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.

    Speaking to individuals, pieces transcend seasons, gender and age. Merging the poetic with the practical, expressing masculinity and femininity and blending grace and drama with the kind of easy pieces – Re-Work Jeans, refined knitwear and relaxed cotton shirting – that have universal appeal.

    Carefully crafted from exclusive original silk prints, Italian wool and cashmere, various deadstock fabrics, Japanese suiting and outerwear, Egyptian cotton, Merino jersey and fully-fashioned knitwear.

    Focused on the creative process, drawings that evolve into paper maquettes are enlarged and draped into fluid and sculptural shapes, 3D forms interplay with 2 dimensional depictions, blurring the lines of depth and perception. The conceptual is refined into garments that feel reassuringly familiar yet aspirational.

    A unisex approach to design and sizing allows the clothes to be fluid and open to interpretation. This is seasonless slow fashion, where cherished pieces carry through in different fabrications. It involves the kind of time-honored craftsmanship that ensures longevity.

    Each Rory William Docherty piece is imbued with a sensitivity evoking an emotional connection: this is clothing for individuals.

    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.

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