The iconic diamond-stitched quilting pattern, once the domain of saddle blankets and jockey wear, was first elevated to the world of high fashion by Coco Chanel and her passion for horsemanship.
First created as a functional necessity for cramped cockpits and high altitudes during WWII, the shearling bomber soared to the status of an effortlessly cool fall staple in the 1980s.
Harkening back to 16th-century Scottish clans, the criss-crossed lines and checks of plaid as we know it today originate from Celtic tartans, with patterns used to distinguish familial lineage.
From medieval royalty to 19th-century formalwear, the cape’s elegant ease and flowing silhouette are as prized for their dramatic flair today as millennia ago.
Fashion Text by Kate Missine Translated by Tiantian Produced, Styled and Edited by Many Ngom