Monday, 8 June 2009
New Cape in town
Budding new designer Claire Smith has created this rather beautiful garment. The 'Orenna' Reversible Pleated Cape is made from 100% pure wool on one side and 100% recycled polyester on the other, the reversible cape allows the wearer to adapt the look and function on and off the bike. The generous cut and sunburst pleats enable the rider the move easily and provide ventilation. Whilst the recycled polyester side provides a water-resistant function for the ride into work, when reversed the pure wool side creates a smarter look for when worn off the bike. Scotchbrite reflective binding is used around the hem and sleeve edges for subtle high visibility.
The cape is put on over the head and closed with magnet fastenings to allow the cape to drape beautifully from the neck. The cropped sleeves provide further ventilation for cool winter mornings and can be worn with the 'Rena' knitted arm length finger-less gloves, which extend upto the shoulder to create easily removable sleeves. Allowing for a highly adaptable cape depending on the wearers physical and social environment.
Claire is currently studying at The London College of fashion. We are digging the cape and think she has a bright future ahead. Let us know what you think?
Posted by Caz at 16:29