Our bomber jacket is made from two pieces of vintage kimono silk fabric made circa 1970. The background is in a very pretty royal blue with large circular shapes surrounded by lots of brightly coloured chrysanthemums, daisies, cherry blossoms and forget me nots. The bomber jacket style has a 70s feel, short to the waist with front and back yoke with bell-shaped sleeves in black satin silk fabric which gather into cotton lycra cuffs. The collar is a classic standard collar with a zip at the front and concealed pockets at the side. The jacket is fully lined.
Symbolism is a crucial part of kimono fabric and each one contains a unique message. This particular fabric is in a gorgeous vibrant royal blue. Blue represents purity, calmness and stability and is considered a feminine colour. The chrysanthemums symbolise longevity, daisies suggest faithfulness, while cherry blossoms are connected to innocence. Forget me nots symbolise everlasting or true love.
All of my Kimono fabrics are very special to me and I know they will be to you as well. They have a unique feel, each coming with its own sense of history and memories. Touch them and you connect with a time gone by. Given that this fabric is more than 50 years old there may be occasional marks and slight imperfections, but this all adds to the character and uniqueness of the fabric.
This Bomber Jacket is a UK 08/ US 06 and is a one off piece, but I do offer a bespoke service please contact me for more details. Purchase and you are safe in the knowledge that you have acquired a unique handmade garment that is uniquely yours to treasure.
Size medium (UK 12): bust 92cm, waist 72cm, hips 98cm.
All Lizzie O Bespoke items takes a little longer to complete – delivery between 7 and 21 days.
Your bomber jacket will be delivered to you in a sumptuous gift box and wrapped in tissue paper.
Material: 100 % vintage kimono silk. Care: Specialist Dry clean.
Handmade with love and care in Great Britain