'Rubies In Gold' Cincher By Sparklewren

Rubies In Gold Cincher By Sparklewren, c. 2015, United Kingdom. The Underpinnings Museum. Photograpy by Tigz Rice

Date: c. 2015

Origin: United Kingdom

Fabric: Silk

Brand: Sparklewren


A delicate waist cincher in golden duchesse satin, structured with a mix of flat and spiral steel, fastening in the rear with metal eyelets and cotton lacing. It is embellished with hand stitched lace appliqué, using a mix of flat gold French leavers lace, and texturally stitched, hand painted, cotton English leavers lace with metallic accents. This cincher was inspired by the ‘Falling Blossoms’ curated collection, and was sold as a ready made sample.

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 specialises in one-of-a-kind heirloom garments, with each garment taking weeks of carefully considered embellishment and craftsmanship.



Kindly loaned by Erica Krasickaite

Museum number: SP-2018-002


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