Monday, April 8, 2013

Cashin Coat for Spring: 1966

Bonnie Cashin's vision for Spring 1966 shows her love of texture and inventive silhouettes.  This kimono inspired coat has unique angled sleeve lines, with a diagonal wrap closure that ends in an upswing hemline.  All edges are bound in leather, which would have been colored to compliment her custom wool textiles. Doesn't it have an exciting look?  I think it could be adapted and worn today, which is one of the amazing elements about a Cashin design.

1 comment:

Lizzie said...

How interesting. This might explain why some Cashin coats look a bit odd when displayed on dressforms. Could be the displayer is trying to make the coat look straight at the hem.