Started on the 11th April 2011 - Blogging from a 20 year old Fashion Student

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

My Finished Jacket - Inspired by the Flamboyant Male

Finally finished my jacket inspired by the "Peacock" male of the 60s/70s and clothing worn by musicians in bands of the same era (the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin etc).

I took a lot of inspiration from the famous Saville Row tailor, Tommy Nutter, comparing his work with menswear clothing from the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Combining this research with that of the flamboyant stage performers, I noticed that the garment had to be quite free-flowing, incorporating some key stylistic elements.

My Mood Board

Pieces by Tommy Nutter

My Process of Making - (attaching facings, interfacing, 
calico to side panels and mens' shoulder pads)

My Final Outcome - a double breasted jacket 
with a cape attached at the yoke.