Since its launch in 2012, London’s OTHER/shop has excelled at unique collaborations, working with the likes of Saskia Pomeroy and Berthold (the artist and menswear label, respectively), plus engaging with denim brand Lee Jeans for several hook ups.
For its latest partnership, the boutique has joined forces with Kent based textile supplier Merchant Mills. Formed by Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field in 2010, the core of the company is concerned with elevating and celebrating the art of craftsmanship; making it an obvious ally for the independent retailer.
Together the pair have come up with a capsule line of shirts – OTHER’s signatures ‘Chester’, ‘Karl’ and ‘Jacob’ – dressed up in Merchant Mills fabrics boasting hand block painted and hand dyed polka dots, indigo geometric shapes and hand drawn checks.
Using cloths picked up in India, the collection is the product of a need to create something with ‘a real’ story, as per OTHER founders Matthew Murphy and Kirke Beattie’s interpretation.