Earlier this year, I had the privilege of creating a custom design for kaeru communications and the press launch of Trout Rainwear‘s 2015 Spring line. I love Trout’s polished aesthetic and that their pieces are designed and made here in Canada.
We decided on their signature graphic, sporty style – the Humboldt, in yellow – as inspiration for the cookie design. I had originally intended to create a simpler version on the cookies, but there are so many details that make this coat special (the contrast interior, bellowed pockets, fluorescent cord tips!) and I wanted to make sure that I captured them all.
To match the shape of the coat, I sketched a version of my design and used the cutout as a guideline to hand-cut each cookie. The icing was done in multiple layers, first using white icing on the yellow (wet-on-wet technique) to mimic the contrast interior and seam tape. I waited for that to dry before adding the outlines, pockets, and bright pink cord tips so that they would stand out.
The event itself was held at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto and the coats were hung as art pieces in the gallery space. The Humboldt was even more striking in person (which I wish I’d bought on the spot!) – I was also drawn to their Bonneville and Baby Gila styles. If you’re in the market for the perfect yellow raincoat, they can be purchased online here and at select Holt Renfrew locations across the country.
Thanks for reading! xo