Sheer Lace Appliquéd Cincher By Sparklewren

Sheer Lace Appliquéd Cincher By Sparklewren, c. 2014, United Kingdom. The Underpinnings Musuem. Photography by Tigz Rice

Date: c. 2014

Origin: United Kingdom

Fabric: Nylon crin, cotton coutil and lace

Brand: Sparklewren


A sweetheart topline cincher made of nylon crin mesh overlaid with red tulle, with cotton coutil bone channels and centre back panels. It is structured with a mix of spiral and flat steel bones and fastens at the rear with cotton lacing through metal eyelets. The cincher is decorated with hand stitched lace appliqué and glued Swarovski glass crystals.

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 Marianne Faulkner

Museum number: SP-2018-003


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