Patriotic – Red, White & Blue Leather Vest!

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A Patriotic leather vest and bra top

 commissioned by the MC of a Rock’n Roll tour honoring returning Iraq Veterans and featuring the band Buckcherry. 

Because of this.  both these pieces were made out of the purest shades of red, white & blue lambskin that we could find.  It’s such a great combo, whether in a flag or in leather.

The Leather Vest:

The MC wanted something sexy and very form-fitting to make the most of her amazing figure.  She also wanted something that could just be worn casually over here favorite jeans.  I drafted up two concepts for the leather vest.  She decided to go for the vest based on the  “Caterpillar” Top from my Carapace Collection.  Her choice (and the one I wanted her to choose) makes great use of the contrasting color play, the US flag motif, and the subtle exposure of skin.

The Patriotic Bikini:

I made the bikini Top for the MC’s second change.  She wanted to wear this over denim cut-off short-shorts.  I used a style we’d done for Patrica Fields (and shot on Julianne Nicoles for Paper Magazine) as a jumping-off point.  (This top may have been how the client found us.)  The fringe is all cut by hand (as is everything I make), and the bikini was cut with a lot more typical “bra” structure. It’s not just a bikini…

This was a really fun project.  I always love the opportunity to get to design in broad strokes like this!  Stage wear and costumes is one of my passions.  It’s a big change from fashion…

This project was commissioned, and it was completed totally via mail order.  Sadly never received photos of the pieces on the client…(promises, promises – but, what can you do?)

So, Nikki,  if you ever see this, we’d LOVE to see some photos of these tops on you!



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