This is the latest costuming, not your everyday piece from my wild imagination. I love the style of this pattern and decided to use it to create a coat that was inspired by The Shannara Chronicles, a television series based on the high fantasy books by Terry Brooks. The finding of the fabric came first and then the idea to use it to make a statement garment.
The lace appliques have been meticulously sewn on by hand and give the impression of embroidery of the pattern directly into the coat fabric. Swarovski crystals, pearls and antiqued brass chain with a raven skull and key were used to add further detail and embellishment to the front of the coat. The back of the coat has also had crystal and pearl accented lace work applied together with swagged chain and large silky tassels. Cream fur lends a royal and lux touch to the finished design.
Every so often I have a “just because” moment and feel the need to create something without practicality or saleability in mind. The designing and creation of this coat indulged one of those moments and I feel a great deal of satisfaction when looking at it.