Gold & Mink Sheer Waist Cincher By Sparklewren

Gold & Mink Sheer Waist Cincher By Sparklewren, 2014, United Kingdom. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

Date: 2014

Origin: United Kingdom

Fabric: Nylon crin, cotton herringbone coutil

Brand: Sparklewren


This waist cincher was created as part of a small production run of ready-to-wear corsets, all of which combined minimalist cuts with sheer nylon crin mesh fabric. This design uses a fine sheer mesh with a gold sheen, with mink toned herringbone coutil forming the bone channels, binding and lacing panels. The garment is supported with a mix of flat and spiral steel bones, and opens at the rear with cotton lacing and metal eyelets.

Jenni Hampshire began creating corsets under the moniker ‘Sparklewren’ in 2009. The designer’s background in Fine Art has resulted in a body of work akin to wearable sculpture. Historically inspired silhouettes and construction techniques are paired with lush, opulent embellishment and couture construction techniques. The brand specialised in one-of-a-kind heirloom garments, with each garment taking weeks of carefully considered embellishment and craftsmanship.


From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

Museum number: KL-2020-005


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