Flett Bertram’s Victorian Tassles

July 28, 2010



Flett Bertram’s vivacious embellishments are not your average dog-chewed tassles on the end of a key chain—they hang beautifully from pointed-collar blouses and delicately cut Alice in Wonderland tea dresses. This may be Bertram's graduate collection from London College of Fashion, but her attitude is centuries old, drawing inspiration from the heavy drapery of Victorian women’s fashion. Although the historically influenced pieces could seem flamboyant and dramatic, the dusky tones and Bertram’s traditional use of cut-work and drawn-thread technique give it all a delicacy, pieces reminiscent of mourning ritual dresses, which she cites as one of her key influences. Bertram is still brand new, but she seems to have a skill for manipulating the historical grandness of fashion into a collection that's also modern, exciting and stylish. (via WunderBuzz)

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Flett Bertram’s Victorian Tassles