25 Oct '11, 6pm
Studio NL's "Umbrella Coat" Offers a Hands-Free Solution for Rainy Days
Navigating city streets on a rainy day is a chore, particularly if you’re commuting on foot with your umbrella/briefcase/groceries/stroller/labradoodle in tow. For the pavement-pounders of the world, Athanasia Leivaditou of Studio NL has an ingenious solution: a full-body jumpsuit that incorporates an umbrella , raincoat , and waterproof trousers. Winner of the Silver A’ Design Award in Fashion and Jewellery Design earlier this month, the “Umbrella Coat” can be adjusted according to the severity of the weather. The capacious hood keeps its wearer dry without the awkwardness of holding an umbrella, providing a hands-free option for folks with enough to juggle even on the driest of days.