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Custom Women’s Overcoats

There is no doubt that we make the finest and most unique custom women’s overcoats that can be found anywhere, and each year we make coats for clients all around the world.

Women’s Gabardine Trench

The process starts with a sketch.

When we get an email from a client about having a coat made, the first step is to trade a couple emails to discuss the style, the weather where you live, and the durability and hand of various materials that we can mail to you to feel in person.

The style can be anything from a traditional trench coat to a caped inverness coat.  Anything from an asymmetrical 1920s style coat to something with a bit of 1960s mod styling.

1920s Style Asymmetrical Coat

For materials, we can use a cotton gabardine rainwear material, a handwoven Harris tweed, a heavy wool melton, a napped cashmere fabric or even a fur or a durable and luxurious faux fur (like the materials for the black coat pictured).

Lightweight Cashmere Coat with Hood

Once we have a design and are in the process of working through finding the perfect fabric, we will have you send a few measurements that you take at home (we can mail you a tape if you need one).

Then, depending on the style, we can also make an optional  “muslin” of the piece.  This is a cotton mock-up that we mail to you to try on.  You send us digital pics and your comments and we can revise the style as much as needed to get exactly the look you want.

Because we still do everything the traditional way and make each coat from start to finish here in our studio in Denver, Colorado, we can get exactly the fit and the style you want, no matter where you are or how different your body is from the clothing that is usually found in the shops.

If you would like to get started on a custom coat, just contact us and we can start working on some sketches.

The New Women’s Tuxedo

Formalwear is one of our specialties.

And although you may have seen some women’s tuxedos on the market, you haven’t seen any like this.

Why are our tuxedos unique?

Because each one is designed in collaboration with a client—-and every client is unique.

Some of the pieces incorporate wedding colors.

Some are super formal—-and others are super fun.

Some have a bit of a punk rock look—-and others are totally bridal.

In the end, the best look depends on the personality of the lady who wears it—-and the event that she is wearing it to.

We always love the idea of adding a bit of color—-even to our wedding gowns.

 

A touch of purple or gold or red can really make a look unique.

Or combine traditionally masculine and feminine details for a look that is totally yours.

Combining traditional menswear wool suitings with amazing silk brocades and satins can give the pieces a really formal touch.

We always can get tens of thousands of fabrics.  And can make virtually any details.

We work with clients all over the world every day.

For fit, we mail the clients “muslins”—-cotton mock-ups that you can try on and provide feedback on the style and look.

This insures a totally custom look via long distance.

Contact us and we can work on some sketches and designs for you.

 

Amazing Tailoring on the Runway

White Vest and Pant SuitEvery year we do a couple of runway shows to display our latest and most unique style.

One of our most recent shows took place at the  Museum of Nature and Science here in Denver.

We showed several women’s sportswear, outwear and formal wear looks.

The pics show some of our favorites:  a ivory wool herringbone suit with beige trim, cropped pants, and a flat cap; a purple tweed peplum jacket with a sporty brown topper, brown pants, and a bold silk cravat; an our of our famous rocker tailcoats shown with a velvet 8-panel cap.Denver Fashion Photographer Brent Andeck-4411

Almost all of the pieces we make are created with a specific client in mind.

A client contacts us and we start sketching and mailing her swatches of fabric until we have the perfect design.

We work with clients all around the world making clothing for lesbian weddings and other formal events, stage shows, and every day wear.

But a runway show is a chance to really have fun with our designs.

To us, every good design has an element of fantasy and evokes the classic designs of the past.

If you have a wedding or other special event, contact us and we can design something for you.

The Fairy Dress

This wedding dress is a piece of Rococo fantasy that we put together from silk “rags”.

Fairy Small 1It has a bit of a shepherdess look to it, but is worthy of a fairy queen.

Each piece that we make is 100% custom made to order.

You choose the fabrics and work with us on every detail of the look.  We sketch and design just for you and source fabrics from all over the world.

For out-of-town clients, we can cut and sew mock-ups of the dress to mail to you, ensuring that we get just the right look and fit.