#functionartwa Messenger bags are featured on today's blog. handmade from vintage wool suits, these bags don't lack in caring detail such as labels and pockets used in the interior from the original suits. www.themill.ca
Two-piece burgundy wool suit, 1908. During the Victorian and Georgian periods, certain elements seen on military uniforms were reworked into women’s fashion, especially on women’s riding habits and coats. Occasionally, woman’s fashionable garments, such as this two-piece burgundy wool suit, adopted a few military elements like frog closers, chevrons on the sleeves, and a particular style of jacket. Via Ethnology and Textiles blog, Museum of Texas Tech Univ.
Virevolte suit, Christian Dior, Autumn/Winter 1955. Dior even went so far as to mimic the look of a neck-tie by tucking and pleating the fabric of the bodice to create a trompe l'oeil knot at the collar. Despite its serious appearance, this suit has a surprisingly lighthearted name: Virevolte. A French verb meaning to dance or twirl around