Hancock produced a series of five vulcanised raincoats for the Missoni Spring 2014 menswear collection. Knitting looms, rather than the traditional Missoni knitting machines were used allowing us the opportunity to develop a rubber-coated yarn which we bonded to our vulcanised rubber wools, creating an intriguing visual.
Missoni looked to West Africa for inspiration for this collection, with indigo dyes from Benin, sand and earth tones from Mali and rain-forest greens from the Ivory coast.
Angela Missoni quoted after the show “Even at the beginning, my father was always mixing fibres to create a special yarn.” This goes to the heart of Hancock, the constant path of developing our product and the way we manufacture it.
March 23, 2014