Unlike other Bond related clothing and accessories, I doubt you will see anyone wearing anything vaguely similar to this distinctive preloved top. For collectors, it also doubles up as an unusual piece of Bond related memorabilia.
To celebrate the launch of our first slow fashion curation, LFW’s ‘Positive Fashion’ initiative, and dressing up to go out again, we will be offering three people the chance to win a tailored edit of pieces...
Everything we wear has a story of manufacture, provenance, or personal signification. It also conveys a message to others. But Mulford went so far as to attribute our very state of being to our clothes.
The first habits adopted elements of men’s attire and were often inspired by military uniform. A caption to a 1779 drawing by John Downman in the Fitzwilliam Museum describes, “The Lady of Henry Bunbury in the Suffolk Militia uniform, the fashion of the day.”
After many prototypes, including setbacks when her horse Jester had surgery for a tumour, and she moved home, she finally created the perfect riding skirt. Each and every one is hand tailored by Odette in her Bristol based studio, where she cuts every pattern and individually sews each skirt.
Kyomaï aims to help transfer the rapidly disappearing essence of Japanese culture to the modern woman’s wardrobe, as well as perpetuating stories passed on through time-honoured symbols spun into these artfully handcrafted accessories.