In recent months, the Design team at Nique has been looking at ways to responsibly create new and exciting pieces for our collection. Working closely with one of our key collaborators Gliese (504), we have reinvented and renewed some of our most loved staples, including our cult tees the Rinji and Baer.
Nique proudly presents a limited edition capsule of hand dyed styles to compliment the Summer collection- allowing you to explore tie-dye through monochromatic hues and luxurious natural fabrics. Working with one of our key collaborators, Gliese (504), we were inspired by the colour and movement of clouds across the twilight sky and evoking references to abstract artworks, each unique piece is individually hand dyed in Melbourne by Gliese (504) founder Stella using the ancient Japanese craft of Shibori.
Ensuring to only use the non toxic and environmentally safe RIT dyes, Gliese 504 employs a combination of different techniques to create these beautiful and unique designs on every garment.
Although the concept of tie-dye is generally straight forward, the beauty of the technique is how a true master of the craft is able to manipulate fabric and dye to achieve different artistic patterns.
3 different dyeing techniques have been employed for this special series.
Tie-dye linear technique is inspired by the traditional Japanese craft of Shibori. This technique is achieved by gathering the garment in one direction and applying bands to create a resistance to the dye.
Grid patterns are accomplished by using wooden rectangular frames, by folding the garment between two frames, which create a grid pattern in the dye bath.
All styles within this collaboration are dyed by hand with an artisanal approach, allowing for each garment to be completely unique. This artisanal tie dye process allows us to sustainably offer new styles with a reduced consumption of water, materials and carbon emissions.