As part of Edition 19, the brand Rafael Kouto created the sixth shirt for the project Le Shirt — Les Archives au Goût du Jour by the Zurich Silk Association ZSIG. Available from 11th of March until 10th of April 2021 at Sélection Mode Suisse chez Jelmoli. The Capsule Collection is inspired by the designer's visit to the ZSIG archives in Zurich and features unisex shirts and shorts made in Switzerland. The silk fabrics from the archives were originally designed by Gustav Zumsteg (Abraham) and were reprinted in 2010 for the Soie Pirate exhibition at the Zurich Landesmuseum.
Combined with fabrics from Swiss Silk (Bern), the textiles have been now upcycled for Le Shirt — Les Archives au Goût du Jour.
Dyed by Schweizer Textilmanufaktur (Huttwil), printed by TDS - Textildruckerei (Arbon), produced by Punto.301 (Mendrisio) and patch by Stickerei Baggenstos (Bauma), the manufacture reveals a veritable historical and textile "Tour de Suisse."
By having the fabrics screen-printed with his signature design, in collaboration with Joshua Althaus, Rafael Kouto gives the pieces their individual touch. The clothing line is available in one size and in five different prints and colours variations.
Creative direction: Rafael Kouto
Photography: Cynthia Mai Ammann
Hair & Makeup: Cooh Zahner
Models: Naomy & Jake (Scout Model Agency)