Creation - Draft - Centered

CREATION

 
 

THE NIGHTHAWK MARBLED MOTORCYCLE JACKET IS OUR NEWEST LIMITED EDITION PIECE, INSPIRED BY THE TEXTURES AND STRIATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS. THE NIGHTHAWK COLORWAY FEATURES GOLD, PLATINUM AND BONE MARBLED ON BLACK GROUND. EACH PIECE OF THE JACKET, EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR, POCKET BINDINGS AND LINING, IS MARBLED WITH THE SAME TECHNIQUE.
 

 

ABOUT THE MARBLING PROCESS

 

 

MARBLING IS AN ART FORM HISTORICALLY APPLIED TO PAPER AND SILK.  PIGMENT IS CAREFULLY DROPPED ON THE SURFACE OF A THICKENED MEDIUM AND MANIPULATED BY HAND TO PRODUCE INTRICATE ORGANIC EFFECTS.  SOME STYLES, SUCH AS TURKISH EBRU MARBLING, CAN BE USED TO MIMIC ACTUAL STONE, OR TO CREATE ELABORATE, TIGHTLY CONTROLLED DESIGNS, EVEN SPECIFIC ILLUSTRATIONS. OTHER FORMS, LIKE JAPANESE SUMINAGASHI, ARE LOOSE AND NATURALISTIC, FORMING PATTERNS LIKE WOOD GRAIN AND DISSIPATING SMOKE.  BY DEFINITION, MARBLING IS A COUTURE PROCESS, IN THAT IT MUST BE DONE BY HAND, WITH GREAT PATIENCE AND CARE, BY PRACTICED ARTISANS; AND THE HOURS INVESTED IN EACH MARBLED PIECE ARE REFLECTED IN ITS EXQUISITE UNIQUENESS.

 

 

INNOVATION

 

 

FOR THE NIGHTHAWK JACKET, WE SPENT A YEAR ADAPTING THE MARBLING PROCESS FOR APPLICATION ON LEATHER. THIS TECHNIQUE REQUIRES THE FINEST QUALITY UNTREATED LEATHER AND SPECIAL PIGMENTS WE MIXED TO REMAIN FLEXIBLE AND SOFT ON THE JACKET AFTER PRINTING. BECAUSE EACH MARBLED PRINT IS PERMANENT AND THE LEATHER CANNOT EVER BE RE-PRINTED, THE PATTERN MUST BE PERFECTED IN THE MARBLING TRAY BEFORE IT IS PAINTED ON THE FINAL DRAFT. EACH TRAY OF PIGMENT PAINTS ONE PIECE OF THE JACKET. EVERY PIECE OF THE JACKET, INSIDE AND OUT, IS PRINTED, SEALED, AND CONDITIONED ONE AT A TIME.

 

THE NIGHTHAWK JACKET TAKES MORE THAN SIXTY HOURS TO MARBLE.

 

THE BEAUTY OF THIS PIECE IS IN THE ASTONISHING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE FLAT MARBLED PRINT AND THE SHAPE OF THE MARBLING ON THE BODY.

 

NO PRINT CAN EVER BE REPLICATED.