Belted oversized long vest made with 100% hand woven Harris Tweed* wool cloth. This vest is designed to be worn over another coat, be it a long trench coat or a short jacket. With two pockets on the side, and a belt made with the same fabric. Available also in a -3 inches petite size.
A timeless winter to early spring piece designed by Spanish designer Marlota, carefully fabricated in one of the finest ateliers in Madrid. In the photos, it is paired with 「Farrow Coat・Ivory」.
ー Size | EU34 (oversized, fits size S~L), Petite (-3inch in length)
EU34 | Shoulder: 50cm, Bust: 60cm, Full Length 137 cm
Petite | Shoulder: 50cm, Bust: 60cm, Full Length 129 cm
＊Model height 164cm, wearing a size EU34.
ー Material | 100 % wool; Lining 100% Cupro.
ー Made in Spain ー
“Defining my work is difficult,I do not like labels since they never fit reality.
I prefer to move among nuances:between idealism and pragmatism, between emotional and intellectual, rough and delicate.
Duality is always present in what I do, as reflected by the marriage of masculine jackets and very feminine clothes.
I still have this memory of an old English coat that I found once when I was 15 and which I kept for years. Even old, those memories leave a mark. The emotions are the motor of my work.”
“Handwoven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.”
From time immemorial, the inhabitants of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland have woven a beautiful and intricate cloth the world knows simply as Harris Tweed. The long, barren archipelago on the far northwest tip of Europe is home to every weaver, dyer, blender, carder, spinner, warper, finisher and inspector of Harris Tweed cloth. No part of the process takes place elsewhere.
As such, the land and people are woven into the very fabric of the cloth, reflecting as it does the colours of the landscapes, the beauty of our vistas and the values of our people. To the north of the remote string of islands lies the Isle of Lewis – a rugged and bleakly beautiful land of heather and moor, loch and stream – home to the main harbour town of Stornoway and the three Harris Tweed mills. More mountainous than its northern brother, the Isle of Harris has some of the world’s finest beaches of golden fine shell sand, shallow azure blue seas and a myriad of hidden crofts and villages. South of this main body a string of smaller islands tails off to the south, including the machair meadows and loch-laden isles of the Uists and beautiful Barra at the furthest tip.
In the early 1990s, the industry set out to transform and modernise itself by producing a double width loom, re-training weavers, introducing tougher standards and marketing a new wider, softer, lighter tweed. This work was consolidated when the Harris Tweed Authority took over from the Harris Tweed Association as a result of the 1993 Act of Parliament. Thus, the definition of Harris Tweed cloth became statutory and forever tied the cloth to the Islands.