'Rosy Maple Moth' Silk Corset With Rabbit Fur & Lace Appliqué By Sparklewren

'Rosy Maple Moth' Silk Corset With Rabbit Fur & Lace Appliqué By Sparklewren, 2020, UK. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

Date: 2015-2020

Origin: UK

Fabric: Silk duchesse satin, rabbit fur, machine lace

Brand: Sparklewren


A corset inspired by the colours and textures of the Rosy Maple moth. A base of bright pink silk duchesse is intricately embellished with layers of French lace appliqué, machine embroidery, and flourishes of rabbit fur in dyed shades of pink and yellow. The corset silhouette is inspired by the patterning techniques of the 1900s, and it fastens with an unusual early 20th c. busk that is missing one of the traditional loops/pins.

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-2022-050


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