Gold floral silk jacket
This is a stunning jacket made from a vintage Kimono.
I made this as part of a sustainable fashion project I have named 'Waist knot ' which is a wordplay on the saying 'waste not want not '. All of the items in the collection have been recycled from vintage kimonos., which for one reason or another had come to the end of their usefulness in that form. I collected, unpicked and washed all the kimono fabric myself , and can guarantee their authenticity.
the term 'Waist knot ' also refers to the wrap belts which feature across the whole collection and are one f a series of unique multi sizing techniques I have used to further increase the sustainability of the items.
this jacket can easily be made smaller by simply moving the lovely vintage button I have positioned on the waist, and / or , simply cinching in the belt. It will fit you if you are a UK size 12 through 16
bust 42 inches 9107cm0
waist 36 inches ( 92 cm)
length of back from neck to waist 15 inches ( 38 cm )
length of skirt 19 inches (48cm)
length of belt 122 inches (308cm )
The beautiful silk fabric which is shades of gold / green and autumnal florals has been backed to give it a substantial feel and fully lined in the amazing gold and black paisley lining as seen
The design is 1950s inspired and has a classic undated appeal , a lovely light weight evening dress that will e enjoyed for many many years as the style will not date. Slightly gathered sleeves and tidy box pleated skirt complete the look . The fabric has no visible flaws or signs of wear.