Thursday, January 13, 2011

Madame Chan Visits Victoria (finished product)

"When Chinese robber baroness Madame Chan, purported head of the Brass Lotus triad, was invited to visit upon the most powerful woman in the world, she had her dressmakers create a piece to honour Queen Victoria while manitaining her autonomy and pride of heritage." 
~ The East Gains Steam by Professor Brathwaite

This is a reconstruction of that piece.

Traditional style Asian jacket in olive and buttercream rayon, silk/rayon brocade. Addition of bustle in back, a nod to the high fashion trends of the late Victorian era.

Handmade frog closures in cream brocade contrast to match cuffs and bustle.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this piece and the handmade frog closures came out amazing!