Take a look behind the scenes of first installment of The Basement x HiddenLab collaboration.
We’re extremely excited to present our new collaborative souvenir jackets with HiddenLab. After weeks of intense sampling, they’re almost ready to drop and so we thought we’d give you all an insight into how each piece has been made.
Why HiddenLab? Well as you may or may not know, their jackets have been made in the UK and crafted entirely from scratch using only British fabric suppliers. Supporting local production is something that both parties are for, and jumped at the chance to continue to do so. For the black jacket we decided to use a lightweight satin fabric, that has been fully lined and finished with a two way Riri zipper. The White jacket made use of a cotton velvet, coated with 100% silk for maximum sheen, produced entirely in West Yorkshire; finished once again with a two way zipper and breathable mesh lining.
Each jacket has meticulous tonal striped stitching on the sleeves and collars. It takes approximately 3-4 hours to put each jacket together. Due to the sheer detail of each piece it takes up to 6 hours to fully embroider front to back- but it’s definitely worth it. The artwork was created by Ben Craven; on the reverse we have used a Phoenix and Dragon. On the front we have HIDDENLAB/BASEMENT in Japanese tonal text. We’ll be dropping the black souvenir jacket next weekend, priced at £200, and the white souvenir jacket at a later date.
Due to the sheer cost of both time and money this product demands, these jackets will be available in a very limited quality. Stay tuned for more images this week as well as information on how to purchase the product!