This season, rich brocade is offering serious opulence—Vogue magazine reports that designers from Balmain to Roberto Cavalli are picking up the trend for statement coats with rich, baroque offerings such as this fabulous pure silk brocade coat.
A beautiful evening coat has been essential to the stylish woman’s wardrobe since the 19th century. It adds an extra dimension of glamour, instead of detracting from it as other coats do—and this is a beautiful silk evening coat. Wear just as it is for simple elegance, or go to town and wear with feathers, velvet, satin and billowing chiffon for an ultra-feminine look, day or night. Add a fierce element with smoky eyes or super heels.
The heavy silk is embroidered in black with Oriental motifs of happiness, which also line the little stand-up collar—very Shanghai Tang. It is gently fitted, single-breasted, and the feminine edge-to-edge styling is finished with piping. The coat closes with three pairs of handmade Oriental silk knot buttons which also add detail to the turned-back full-length sleeves. It has two pockets. In black silk or green silk. Fully lined.
Non-Members £210. CCUK £98.