04 August 2016

BEHIND THE SCENES:

THE MAKING OF THE AIGNER CREST BUTTON

 

Capturing the essence of what it means to be a modern monarch, our Fall 2016 collection melds historic elements of fashion with fresh, new, contemporary silhouettes. With the monarchy in mind, it only seemed fitting that we would need our own family crest in order to put our signature stamp on this new collection. We spent hours researching the family crests of famous (and infamous) lineages throughout history, and ultimately, we found our inspiration on an antique piece of linen that seems to have originated in the Renaissance era.

 

Once we had the design hammered out, we needed to bring it to life, and we immediately thought of our friend and artist, Ester Park. As the founder and creative spirit of DPL Collective, Ester was able to actualize our vision through the use of 3D printing and laser cutting technology in order to create the crest button that’s featured throughout our Fall 2016 collection. Ester took our initial concept and made it a reality.
 

Etienne Aigner Fall 2016 Crest Button

Click to watch the crest button surface through the power of 3D printing

 

Etienne Aigner Crest Button - first prototype
The finished product is rich in texture and detail – it’s amazing what a 3D printer can do!

 

The crest button has been produced in antiqued, matte finishes and applied on styles that range from military-inspired coats to striking handbags to carry-everywhere pouches. It symbolizes where we’ve been and where we’re headed, and the combination of historical heritage and cutting edge technology truly captures the essence of what our newest collection is all about.

 

Outside her Lower East Side studio in NYC, Ester Park looks ultra-chic in our Crop Wide Leg Pants, Juliette heels, ivory Crop Top, and Lancaster Satchel

Outside her Lower East Side studio in NYC, Ester Park looks ultra-chic in our Crop Wide Leg Pants, Juliette Heels, ivory Crop Top, and Lancaster Satchel