Our latest design took over 2.5 months to draft and stitch up. This is actually quite quick compared to many of our lengthy couture designs. This coat is made up of over 25 pattern pieces and features scrumptious materials from Kyoto and Tokyo. The silhouette is even inspired from the streets of Tokyo.
Little red riding hood knew exactly what she was doing with that over-sized hood in the woods. In the city, it lets us escape the crazy world around us and keeps us warm.
Features in our over-sized, fully lined hood includes a drawstring opening and a faced opening that creates weight to sit perfectly on your head.
Over-Sized Hood with Drawstring Pulls
The back cinches in just enough to let the world know you have a waist and the CB opens up just enough to show off a sneak of your booty.
We can't stop gushing over the lining of this design! The fabric was picked up in Kyoto, Japan at a shop called SouSou. I (Sheila) make it a point to visit SouSou each time I visit Kyoto. This type of cotton is called Ise-Momen and according to SouSou, "the manufacturing process has not changed from the old days. Ise-Momen is woven by the looms made in Meji Period (1868-1912)". What charm!
Here you can see the interior view of the waist tie. We faced the waist tie area to create a division of upper and lower lining.
By placing buttons along the CB close to the hem and button holes along the CF close to the hem, it allows you to wear a coat in two different ways.
This option allows for full coverage around the body to protect you against the environment. Also, you look pretty rad crossing the street with the likes of a cape following you.
This option allows you to create a different silhouette and structural vibe, meaning you can show off your outfit underneath on a nicer day.
Here's an interior look at the finished design! Would you wear this? Tell us what element you love the most!
Designed, photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios