A BIG ADVENTURE
I decided to share with you the journey of the Pocket Hoodie, which was developed throughout past few years. It was an idea that persisted end evolved since 2016. It wasn't until 2019 when I decided it was time to make a small series in order to observe the different types of waterproof & windproof fabrics, finishes and new features.
COLOR AND COMFORT
This is what describes the V1 Pocket Hoodie.
The question: ''How do you simplify a busy day through a piece of clothing?'' fascinated me and so I researched into it until the idea of multiple pockets, contemporary design and weather-friendly approach came out.
A HOODIE'S HOOD
A difficult part of the journey was creating a different kind of hood, meant to protect in different situations: sun, wind, rain. In this case, the solution came out - an adjustable hood with visor.
A MATTER OF NUMBERS
18 hoodies entered the research
15 different colorways
6 different types of waterproof/windproof fabrics were tested
4 months of work towards observing & producing them
4 different patterns were tried
3 cities of production
4 different manufacturers
3 hoodies were sacrificed before production
15 were produced
5 came out perfectly
3 were quite bad
7 have small issues
1 sold right away
1 was adopted
22 ''NO''s received in the process
What an adventure, right?
SHOUTOUT FOR IMPROVEMENT
In order to continue the research, I am giving away 10 of these experimental Pocket Hoodies for free to those who would like to adopt them, test them, review them and give feedbacks for improvement.
Just send me a direct message on any of the DIANA MARIN channels and we'll make it work. You will be chosen depending on your lifestyle and purpose. Sizes M & L available.
Shot by David Mitran