Summer Sophistication: the Carnaby Coat

Summer Sophistication: the Carnaby Coat

If you were born in the 60s and are reading this, congratulations on having all of your faculties together! You made it out of one of the most socially and culturally enlightening decades in modern memory, a time when drugs were easier to score than a baseball game! The 60s were a melting pot of, well, just about everything. Tumultuous doesn't even begin to describe them, but most importantly they were a period of uncompromising self-expression, made manifest in the fashions and design of the time.

This writer was, sadly, not even close to knocking on the revolving door of existence in the 60s, but has however consumed enough archival Woodstock footage and Rolling Stones documentaries to be an honorary member, fully appreciative of the styles and clothing that shaped a decade. And so it feels only right that we have named on of our perennial coats after one of London's most famous and fashionable epicentres of that cultural surge 60 years ago - Carnaby Street. 

Carnaby Coat Coral Aqua Chessell Silk Satin

Carnaby Coat Coral
Aqua Chessell Silk Satin

Carnaby Coat Pink Ortensia Silk Satin

Carnaby Coat Pink
Ortensia Silk Satin

The Carnaby Coat is cut in a stunning long-line silhouette punctuated by a very delicate mandarin collar. The below-the-knee finish combined with the collar creates a very flattering and svelte shape. For this spring/summer season, we have used two of our favourite luxury fabrics, silk satin and crease-resist linen to craft a number of vibrant, head-turning options. Bold floral patterns interact with a confident colour palette, making these iterations of the Carnaby coat some of our finest we've ever made.

Carnaby Coat Ivory Tivoli Linen

Carnaby Coat Ivory
Tivoli Linen

Carnaby Coat Pink Green Dharma Linen

Carnaby Coat Pink
Green Dharma Linen

There are three linen styles, each of which are perfect for elegant summer events. They all play on this season's complex floral motif, with intricate embroidery playfully rising from the hem, or in the case of the pink and green Darma linen style, enveloping the entire coat in ornate tendrils of colour.

Where the linen has a subtle textural finish, the silk satin styles are glossy and glamorous, naturally shimmering with floral patterns and baroque-inspired prints, making them stunning options for day to night events. Colours just seem to burst from the silk satin cloth, really coming alive under the lights. 

Carnaby Coat Grey green Marcia Silk Satin

Carnaby Coat Grey
Green Marcia Silk Satin

Carnaby Coat Red Tetbury Crease Resist Linen

Carnaby Coat Red
Tetbury Crease Resist Linen

The flattering silhouette of the Carnaby coat cuts a statuesque figure, finishing just below the knee, and is perfect when worn with our silk satin dresses. From summer weddings to Royal Ascot, our linen and silk styles are statement coats that will have you remembered long after the event has finished.

 

 

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