Maiden Noir has just sent me the press release for spring/summer 2012, and here it is:
We are pleased to present the Spring 12 collection titled “St. Helen / The First
For this season the story follows the first seven days after Mount St. Helen’s
eruption. The collection takes it’s inspiration from three different
characters surrounding the mountain. ‘Blackburn’ the professor who
predicted the eruption, ’Turner’ the outcast vet who called the mountain home,
and ‘Ashland’ the naturalist who devoted his life to mountain.
The Spring 12 collection features several new items that include the Anorak jacket
in a 60/40 fabric and in woodland camo, an updated field jacket called the
‘Blackburn’, along with various printed woven shirts in a patchwork bandana
pattern and mini flower pattern.
The cut and sew pieces in the collection pay tribute to a heritage of vintage
silhouettes though leaning toward a more refined and clean classic look.
Fabrics used are a mix of reverse cotton twill, 60/40 cotton/nylon, and indigo
dye fleece. The focus is on the detailing, tailoring and materials. All
of the pieces are made from Japanese fabrics and the selvage denim is tailored
The t-shirts in the collection are all hand silk-screened at our studio in the
States. Every piece is done individually. Though time consuming, the process
gives each a one of kind look with slight imperfections limiting the quantity
of each produced.
Distribution is limited to a handful of select shops throughout the world and on our
Photos & text Copyright Maiden Noir.