The inspiration for my concertina range is feathers - I use an ancient Japanese pleating technique that allows me to manipulate the colour along the top of the pleats, throughout the many layers of each piece, and the results are mesmerising, the colours iridescent.
This stole has 6 layers of silk and silk organza, pleated and dyed. The colours are peacock shades on a black background. Because of the pleats, the stole will drape and stretch round the wearer - opening up the layers produces a very exotic and glamorous image. It is warm, light and feminine to wear. Finished with co-ordinating shell detail on each end. Edges left raw to maintain the feathery feel of the piece. Specialist dry cleaning required. The stole should be stored in its presentation box when not being worn, and kept dry at all times.
85 cm x 27 cm resting size.
Silk habotai and silk organza. Dyed shell detail.