Collection II: Rover Coat

The short everyday coat was covered in Collection I, so it made sense to make something a little longer. I've always loved overcoats and wanted one for myself, but thought they looked really formal. I wanted something you could wear with a T-shirt.

I knew to make any coat more casual, I'd just have to make it less structured. Both the lining and the exterior are a four-way stretch material, which is great for movability and layering.

Visually though, how do you make something formal look casual but elevated? I knew I could start with using a zipper opening but how to do it in a way that didn't look fast-fashion?

My friend treated me to a spa day and I came across a floor-length mirror. I decided to gloat on the 'gram and post a shot of me in my loungewear. Something in my selfie caught my eye. What if I could I add the nice lines of the robe opening to the lapel of an overcoat?

No deep-rooted Japanese naming here: just a simple combination of a robe and an overcoat...

- Sei

📷: @seicampbell


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