SAMPLE 'Nova' Corset - 20" Waist
Please read the condition description carefully, as this is a flawed sample piece and is not sewn to a retail or bespoke standard.
A unique showpiece corset, 'Nova' is reminiscent of galaxies with the shifting tones of precious metal leaf, iridescent glass spikes and scattered seed beads. Exaggerated and structured shoulder straps provide a dramatic silhouette, highlighting the cinched waistline.
A base of fine black cotton coutil is embellished at the centre front with hand applied metal leaf in gold, silver and copper with variegated shades and textures. Glittering golden seed beads are scattered around the metal leaf work. Iridescent copper and jet Czech glass spikes are hand stitched to the shoulder straps and hips.
The corset fastens with a copper toned busk at the centre front, and copper toned eyelets and cotton lacing at the rear. The cotton coutil fabric is sturdy but retains some flexibility for comfort. The corset is structured with a mix of flat steel bones and synthetic baleen. Bone channels are formed by cotton twill tape, with a 1" width waist tape. Black silk duchesse binding is hand finished.
This garment is not stitched to a retail standard, with some beadwork stitching visible on the garment interior. The corset has been briefly worn for a photoshoot.
The waist closes at around 20", best suited for a natural waist of 24-25". The bust is cut for a push up effect and is fairly flexibly sized. The hips close at around 34".
About the materials:
Cotton herringbone coutil
Precious metal leaf
Czech glass spike beads
Japanese glass seed beads
Specialist dry clean only