The Redcoat.

Here’s the womens version of the Redcoat design I posted yesterday. The two designs are based on the same principles, except that this one has a more feminine shape. The mens version will not have the pleats, but will have similar lines, albeit more masculine.

The Redcoat.

Something I got the inspiration for months ago, and finally got overwhelmed with the need to draw it this week. I don’t know if we’ll ever make it, but I just had to draw it.

I’m still working on the womens version, which unlike most of the rest of my designs has a significantly different cut, although it is based on the same concepts.

If I had my way, both coats would be wool, or something similarly soft and wrinkle free, to help promote the clean line feeling of the design.

All images and designs are copyright Volante Design 2013.

PS: This has nothing to do with that other thing I have been hinting at for the last few days. I should have more news on that fron by the end of the week.

Check it out! My women’s Modern Assassin Armor got featured on IGN.com’sCheap, Cool, Crazyshow. This is the first of it’s kind, and I’m really excited to see how it looks on film.

Also, I really want that foam tomahawk, despite the fact that all of the details are painted on.

Of course, they claim it’s based on Ezio’s armor, which is mostly accurate, but it is more directly based on the female assassin recruit design in Brotherhood. Sound’s better on film to say Ezio.

Kenway Order Forms

This is in my recent FAQ post, but I wanted to reiterate:

I provided info@volantedesign.us on the original post for Kenway. I will not send order forms to anyone who contacts my other email addresses or through Facebook. I need to keep myself organized.

I will send them out as soon as I can.

Ancestors: Kenway Options

Since the Kenway jacket is available with two closure options, this post is to help explain the differences. Keep in mind, I have only made the asymmetrical option, so the symmetrical images are photoshopped and approximate.

In the top two images, on the left is the center fastened option, and the right in the asymmetrical option. The symmetrical option has narrower turnback panels and falls a little further apart, because the panel is turned away from the center, where the asymmetrical option has wider panels which when turned back fall closer to the center.

The middle image shows how the asymmetrical version looks when half-closed, exposing the blue ‘lapels’, which is a feature I personally like.

The bottom two images are laid out the same way as the top two, with the symmetrical version on the left. The left one zippers down the center of the wearer’s chest, where the asymmetrical version closes more like a fencing jacket. On the actual version of the symmetrical style, the left most zipper would not be complete when the jacket is closed, but would instead be half of a zipper, as would the right most zipper, where the center zipper would be both sides of a zipper fastened together.

I hope this helps to clarify, if there are further questions, feel free to ask in email.

Ancestors: Kenway

At long last, here it is, the Kenway coat. Based on Connor Kenway’s revolutionary war regimental assassin coat. It sports turnback center panels with reversible zippers so it can be worn open or closed, as well as turnback tails which fasten at the back center, and can be unbuttoned and let to hang, for protection from the elements. Also includes a fitted, removable hood, and reversible epaulettes with the main color [white] on one side and the accent [blue] on the other.

Currently it is available with either a center zipper which folds back, or asymmetrical fastening, for a wider fold on the front panel. There will be more photos posted tomorrow to help describe the options. I also intend to design a shorter, waist-length version at a reduced cost, for those who don’t like to wear long coats, but I had to focus on this one first. Both will include two large outer pockets, and an inside breast pocket. Available with either high quality black plastic coat buttons, or brass half-dome buttons.

I tried to keep the price as low as possible, and the price I have decided on may turn out to be too low, but I will not know until I have made a few. I apologize in advance if I have to raise the price in the future.

Available to order for men and women. The overall design will not be different, only the tailoring will change. As always, can be ordered in virtually any combination of colors. Usually made of canvas or heavy weight denim, but can be ordered to preference.

Kenway Jacket - $345 USD

Orders are currently closed. Follow me here or at my store, for updates.

A sneak preview at my current project.

I devoted almost a full day to designing this hood so that it would be the most comfortable, and coolest looking hood I’ve made yet. I want to make sure the Kenway jacket is well worth the wait since I first posted drawings in May.

I’m still working on the rest of the coat pattern, but if goes according to plan, the Kenway should be available for order by Wednesday. Keep an eye out.

Ancestors: Kenway

Here’s a sketch of the first of a set of 3 modern reinterpretations of the ancestors of Desmond Miles, of the Assassin’s Creed series. It’s a reimagining of the American Revolution era garb of Connor. I tried to design it closely after the character design, while shortening the tails and implementing zippers instead of buttons, to make it slightly more appropriate for street wear.
Detail sketches are on their way. Pricing TBD.

Ancestors: Kenway

Here’s a sketch of the first of a set of 3 modern reinterpretations of the ancestors of Desmond Miles, of the Assassin’s Creed series. It’s a reimagining of the American Revolution era garb of Connor. I tried to design it closely after the character design, while shortening the tails and implementing zippers instead of buttons, to make it slightly more appropriate for street wear.

Detail sketches are on their way. Pricing TBD.