andagain represents a lot of things: an artisan approach to design, sustainability, collaboration, and attention to detail. With our most recent design, the Painted Canvas Trench, we are taking an entirely new level of focus on design and intention. This is a one-of-a-kind design, with each unit being made-to-order.
Each trench is hand-sewn and hand-painted, resulting in a unique appearance. This jacket is made from 100% cotton canvas and is fully lined. It is sewn and painted by hand in New York City and takes our team four days to complete. Our studio model, Emily, is 5' 7" tall and normally wears a size small.
The canvas that is used in this design we saved from ending its life in the trash. While driving in New York City, we saw an office closing. All of its perfectly good furniture, supplies, and extra fabrics were being bagged up, and tossed to the curb. We fortunately drove by at the perfect time to save most of what could be, including this painters tarp and drop cloth.
With the canvas being so stiff, we wanted this design to best use that quality, and take inspiration from it's original life and intention.
Pleating is not something we normally incorporate into our designs, but the heavily textured result gave this natural colored canvas a beautiful new life.
After completing the jacket, we thought it needed a little bit more, a little something else to add the final touches. From there, we hand painted the entire outside, giving it the beautiful texture and color it now has.