Brrr…it’s a bit cold here in Southern California with a hint of rain to come and we can’t help but think of jackets and especially 1890s jackets. 😁 Here’s a nice circa 1895 example from the FIDM Museum:
Constructed of a black (at least from what we can tell in the photos), this jacket definitely reads mid-1890s with it’s Medici collar, gigot sleeves, nipped waist and flaring peplum. The silhouette is simple with an emphasis on function but it’s immaculately tailored with understated trim in the form of black soutache.
The black soutache work is amazing:
This is an amazing example- both functional and elegant. We’re definitely feeling inspired now! 😁