CHARAXES VIOLETTA :
Combination with a vintage Japanese Mitchiyuki silk jacket (1970s )
DIMENSIONS Michiyuki :
Sleeve to Sleeve : 49.9 inch / 127cm
Length : 32.6 inch / 83 cm
DIMENSIONS CHRYSALIS / cocoon scarf :
Worn , the front length is approx yard 1.31 / meter 1,20
Patchwork of upcycled cotton and silk printed .
CHRYSALIS is a very long and wide cocoon scarf / hood , an oversize chunky infinity scarf , to be different and unique .
A luxury accessory , protective , elegant , ethereal , soft , cosy , bright and one of a kind , hand made in vintage / upcycled silks.
PRICE : 265 USD + 25 USD worldwide shipping registered with tracking number.
INSTALLMENT PAYMENT ARE POSSIBLE, don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you : firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the possibility to purchase it in my shop which is on the top right side of this page ( MODELS FOR SALE )
CLEANING instruction : Jacket : dry cleaning . To iron with steam .
Scarf : hand wash in cold water with liquid soap . I hand wash all my vintage silks before to give to them another life . To iron with steam .
I am fascinated by the Japanese Haori Jacket , and much more by the overcoat Michiyuki when it is worn not fastened , because I hate when it is closed : the double-breasted, square-necked weigh down the shape of the garment, which becomes massive, heavy, unsightly .I always hated the square necklines, it is not flattering for the silhouette.
I love the Michiyuki's details and dexterity in the sewing : narrow neck band with mitered corners, and a handy pocket hidden in the front seam. Covered buttons are decorative only; snap fasteners attach the overlapping centre front panels . Sometimes the snaps fastener are covered by fabric too, to don't see the metal. So refined. And the inside of the double-breasted panels is lined with the same fabric. Conclusion: fabric harmony when they are worn open. Flowing and flattering style with these front panels not fastened and with kimono style sleeves that are large enough to fit over a kimono underneath
The word Haori "Folded Wing", is so realistic! Although not knowing this meaning, first time when I wore a Haori with long Kimono style sleeves, when I moved my arms, I had the impression to see outspread wings. My Haori was purple, with big pink and red flowers, I compared it with a magnificent tropical butterfly. This image of the butterfly, I linked it with the protective cocoon which we need and the chrysalis in its cocoon, lends to be transformed into butterfly. That is how the Chrysalid scarves were born . Every silhouette ( Jacket Haori or Michiyuki + scarf ) has a name of butterfly .
Because we are Western, we don't get dressed with several kimonos recovering our body .I wanted to keep the idea of superposition of clothes in the way of wearing Haori and Michiyuki. Also to show if in spring summer period we can wear them as light jackets, in autumn winter we can also wear them, superposed on a coat.For me, a symbol of allure , a timeless "basic chic" of the Western fashion, it is the trench coat. Everybody should have a trench coat in their wardrobe ! That's why I photographed all these jackets with their Chrysalis scarf, on a trench coat . The trench coat is a classic of our Western fashion, Haori and Michiyuki are a part of the Japanese culture, I bring them together and I mix them with India ( the Chrysalis scarves fabrics ), to create journeys, imaginary meetings, across the wings of the butterflies.
To show that in winter we can wrap ourselves up in something else than a formless parka looking like a garbage bag , that we can superpose various wonderful clothes to be warm in a protective cocoon and become as a Russian doll Matriochka, while keeping the elegance of the fabrics , motifs and the colors . Between the Russian doll superposition and the parka / garbage bag, I have no hesitation...
Colors and Light may vary depending your screen.
Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries / colors , condition maybe apparent .
This should not be considered as imperfection and are the characteristic of vintage materials and craft method of dyeing
Thank you for your visit and interest .