The source of inspiration for the Herringbone project is traditional herringbone fabric and its design principle. The classic herringbone fabric has a broken twill weave pattern resembling the skeleton of a herring. The fabric is usually woollen and is one of the most popular fabrics used for suits and outerwear.
Leesi’s herringbone version is a photorealistic fabric where the zigzag pattern creating the optical effect is made out of images of herrings (Clupea harengus). On the new version of the herringbone coat, the pattern created by synchronised swimming, as is characteristic of schooling fish, is transferred onto the garment.