• Tartan Tail Coat (Made to order)

  • $450.00

  • Description

    This item is made to order for a perfect fit. Once you have placed an order, you will receive an email with further instructions.

    Fabric 1: Wool blend (scottish tartan)

    Fabric 2: 1: Melton wool

    Fabric 3: Synthetic fur

    Fabric 4: Polyester insulation

    Details: Ornamental metal appliqués on back. Concealed zipper panel. Patent black cowry shells on shoulder and collar. Invisible seam pockets.


    The face that looks back at her in the mirror is winter-worn and uninspired. She notices the sadness in her eyes and takes a few sustained #breaths to stave off the melancholy and push the thoughts of him to the outer limits of her consciousness. She lightly slaps her cheeks with both palms to bring herself back to the moment and gulps down the rest of the coffee. As she pulls and wraps her braids into a conical knot, the next song on the playlist start to play. It has an irresistibly catchy melody and syncopation that releases a rush of adrenaline through her and compels her to jubilantly #Azonto - step her way through the rest of her #ritual. She lightly sponges on the foundation and expertly starts erasing the tiredness around her eyes with eye shadow, concealer and a pencil eyeliner. For her lips, she picks a defiantly summery color and indulges in a few #puckered #poses before putting away her kit. 6 / 7 


    The Collection:

    The Braving Ritual is a fall/winter capsule collection by Chinedesign. It takes its inspiration from the warrior spirit it often requires to face and conquer the sometimes harsh winters of the Great White North. Mixing leather and wax print with Scottish tartan wool and indigo-dyed bogolan fabrics from Mali, the collection is a bold update in the stagnant world of outerwear. Unusual embellishments come in the form of  Chinedesign’s one-of-a-kind patent-black cowry shells as well as metal work appliqué. The inspiration behind the shapes run the gamut from 60s shift dresses to victorian military tailcoats. The Braving Ritual extrapolates on ideas initially explored in Chinedesign’s first avant-garde show, Masquerade(2013). One such idea is the “infinity” concept which allows you to change the color blocking and shape of one garment create different iterations simply by manipulating a few vertical strips of fabric.

    The Lookbook

    Chinedesign enlisted the talents of renown Toronto street photographer Adeyemi Adegbasan (better known as soteeoh) and South Sudanese model Aluad Deng Anei to create a unique lookbook. Under the creative direction of the label's head designer Chinedu Ukabam, who also penned a short story to act as the narrative accompaniment for the collection, the lookbook is shot in and around the Toronto area. Using intricate plays on symmetry and juxtaposition, subtle new patterns are created from the natural background while showcasing different views of the garment. It is a refreshing take on the capsule collection and lookbooks that merges the world of fiction and fashion. The story of the woman and the collection of coats she wears are intrinsically linked and inseparable


  • Tartan Tail Coat (Made to order)
  • Tartan Tail Coat (Made to order)

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