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APPLIED ART : COSTUME

Object Name

Jacket

Maker

Ozbek, Rifat (Primary maker)
Ozbek, Rifat (Maker)

Date Made

1992
1992

Place Made

Italy
Italy

Description

Dark red velvet jacket, with shawl collar, sloping reveres, set in long sleeves, four pressed silver metal buttons at c/f. At hip level at either side, jacket is cut away to reveal a fringe of orange, blue, green and yellow feathers each strung to three silver metal beads, and sewn to niched black tape. Red artificial silk lining. From exhibition label, early 2000s Velvet jacket trimmed with feathers, with leggings and blouse, 1992 Rifat Ozbek (1953-) Ozbek is a Turkish designer who works in London. He has constantly reinvented himself - his designs have moved from classic to space-age to ethnic. From exhibition label, 'Grand Designers' Born in Istanbul in 1953, Rifat Ozbek first studied architecture before going to St Martin's School of Art to study fashion design. After graduataing, he went to Italy to design for the fashion chain, 'Monsoon.' In 1984, he established his own label and designed a collection entitled 'Africa.' His work uses rich fabrics and embellishments and he is renowned for his interpretation of ethnic themes. This outfit was inspired by North American Indians and the hat was commissioned from Philip Treacy.

Materials

Acetate & rayon, velvet & feathers

Catalogue Number

BELUM.T3575

Copyright

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