Soft Dove Coutil & Lace Appliqué Midbust Corset By Sparklewren

Soft Dove Coutil & Lace Appliqué Midbust Corset By Sparklewren, 2014, United Kingdom.

Date: 2014

Origin: United Kingdom

Fabric: Cotton coutil, leavers lace

Brand: Sparklewren


The ‘Soft Dove’ corset is named for the coutil fabric’s shade and delicate embellishment. It has a mildly shaped cut, with diagonal seamlines inspired by early 19th century corset patterns, and is made from a single layer of fine herringbone cotton coutil. It is gently structured with only a few spiral and flat steel boned, and opens with a steel busk closure at the front and cotton lacing through metal eyelets at the rear.  Flourishes of symmetrically placed and hand stitched, French chantilly lace appliqué finish the design.

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.



From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

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