In 1953, Cashin teamed with leather importer Philip Sills and pioneered the use of leather for high fashion. Designing for her globetrotting lifestyle, she developed “layered” outfits, inspired by traditional Chinese dress, with the objective of creating a flexible wardrobe for modern nomads, whether a day’s travel was from country to country or city to suburb. She initiated the use of industrial hardware on clothing and accessories, most famously with the brass toggle that she incorporated into her handbag designs for Coach, the company for which she launched a women accessories division in 1962. But as you can see here she used that design prior Coach…in this amazing Sills red/orange leather jacket. I love this chinese influence jacket as you can see in the collar, wide sleeves and split sides.
Excellent Vintage Condition.
Bust 38", Waist 41", Length 31.5".
Has been Professionally Cleaned
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