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.