Keeping the tradition

18. 04. 2019

At Maloja we have a soft spot for traditional printing and dyeing techniques. After using Batik (Beyond The Mountains) and Shibori (The Alpan Way) the design team went looking for a new option for the upcoming collection that would help continue the tradition of hand printing.

At Maloja we have a soft spot for traditional printing and dyeing techniques. After using Batik (Beyond The Mountains) and Shibori (The Alpan Way) the design team went looking for a new option for the upcoming collection that would help continue the tradition of hand printing.

They found what they were looking for with the flowers and herbs from the realm of the Dialas. While out on a mountain tour they collected leaves from various ferns, Alpine rose, lady's mantle and yarrow, among others, all of which were then put in a dry press before being ink rolled. The finished hand prints were digitised and transformed into modern, true&ndashto&ndashnature streetwear prints, for example on the StredunM. Shorts.

For our MallamiraM. dirndl we also wanted to carry on with tradition, but at the same time take another step forward. The dirndl was given a modest neckline with lace, the apron has a silver clasp with filigree engravings, and because we developed a real liking for bees while creating the line, these little creatures were grouped together to form a flower printed on the material.

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