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Ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Angel, Claire (Designed by)
    Helen David English Eccentrics (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Velvet devoré

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Helen David

  • Museum number:

    T.143:1 to 3-1996

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

English Eccentrics are renowned for fashions and accessories created in their lively, eclectic printed textiles. This relaxed, elegant ensemble formed part of the 'New Bohemians' collection. Dating from 1994, the devore velvet features heraldic lions and unicorns. The rich orange-rust colour was suggested by the robes worn by Tibetan monks.

Physical description

Woman's ensemble comprising rust velvet devoré tunic, scarf and trousers with 'Tudor' motif.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1996 (made)

Artist/maker

Angel, Claire (Designed by)
Helen David English Eccentrics (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Velvet devoré

Object history note

Registered File number 1996/579.

Descriptive line

Ensemble, rust velvet devoré tunic, scarf and trousers with 'Tudor' motif, designed by Claire Angel for English Eccentrics, UK, Autumn/Winter 1996-97.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997, Plate 72.

Labels and date

English Eccentrics are reowned for fashions and accessories created in their lively, eclectric printed textiles. This relaxed, elegant ensemble formed part of the 'New Bohemians' collection. Dating from 1994, the devoré velvet features heraldic lions and unicorns. The rich orange-rust colour was suggested by the robes worn by Tibetan monks. [1997]

Production Note

Autumn/Winter 1996-97 collection.

Materials

Devoré

Techniques

Velvet weave

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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