Our Sea-Born collection is loosely inspired by early medieval designs but is made to be universal to the general medieval time period. When creating these items we imagined they would be worn by someone who wishes to be one with the sea, an aspiring mermaid perhaps, or anyone who feels at home sitting on the beach on misty mornings. If you love to dance through the waves and long walks along the coast, we’re thinking about you!
The inspiration behind this cloak is mostly Byzantine – we looked at the simple triangle and semi-circle cloaks seen in artworks. This kind of cloak is fantastic because it’s easy to secure and adjust with a fibula, fits almost anyone, and also looks dramatic and beautiful, which we feel is always an important factor in any costume. The cloak can either be fastened with a pin or fibula at the front or at your shoulder, depending on how you choose to wear it.
We’ve used special wool for this collection that’s softer and drapes much nicer than any wool we’ve used before. It’s still water-resistant and perfect for a chilly morning, though, sure to provide you with a little bit of protection from the elements. The cloak itself has a very subtle cut out for it to drape around your neck, and flows down to just below the knees depending on how you choose to wear it.
The border of the cape is trimmed with an absolutely stunning piece of artwork: trim woven with a nautilus shell design on it. The pattern for this ArmStreet-exclusive trim was created by our artists, who were inspired by the creatures and shellfish you would find on the beach. Not only is the trim beautiful, but it’s also applied to the cape in a very specific way that makes it lie flat perfectly at the edges, with a little bit of contrasting artificial silk lining the edge of it like piping. This slightly raises the border of the trim and really makes it pop.
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..Just got my aquamarine coloured cape.. and I love it! It is cut/crafted so that it sits and kind of hugs the shoulders, even without a fibula - brilliant.. and it has wonderful drape and flow as you walk.. it is a gorgeous, rich fabric.. I cannot wait to receive my fibula to try out different ways of wearing it.. Thank you for another beautifully made item!