mid 19th century, England. Vest for a woman of machine-knitted natural wool. Fully fashioned. Hip length with ribbed welt, shaped to the waist and breasts, and has a high round neck and short sleeves with ribbed welts. It fastens neck to waist in the centre front with the opening reinforced with a band of fine wool. With cotton placket and mother of pearl buttons. There is an open-work knitted mark on the back right hip. via V&A Museum
Pair of Cream fingerless mittens made of machine knitted silk./1840-1850 /England via V&A Museum
The Resort 2016 shows for women came before the men’s pret-a-porter Spring 2016 fashion shows. What these “seasons” have in common is the (Chinese) Silk Satin BomberJacket. For men it is Louis Vuitton who really embraced this jacket the most: The Bomber’s were full force shiny, bright colored or in pastels and heavily embroidered. As you can see in the images above, LV was certainly not the only fashion house to show this garment. The jackets for women are more demure, and with a little less frequency seen. Also the fit is more retro eighties: Cropped to the waist. Maybe we’ll see them more and embelleshed at the women’s pret-a-porter shows for Spring 2016? We think so! For sure!
Tilda Swinton with scarf by Givenchy. photo by katerina jebb.
Hermes silk carrée (via.foundvalue.com)
How wonderful are these prints?! A headscarf with hair, what a great idea. The one on the right is from Hermès. We could’t find any information on these designs. If you know anything about them, or similar ones please let us know. (images via Katerina Jebb / foundvalue)
We asked Ms Jebb for the designer of the scarf….it’s Givenchy