1980s Koos Van Den Akker Patchwork Collage Wrapped Cotton Coat or Dress w Wide Sash
Koos Van den Akker started his career as an apprenticeship with Christian Dior in the late 1950s. This early exposure to Haute Couture influenced all of his work for the rest of his career. He was a designer that started from the fabric, allowing it to influence the final design. This love of textiles runs strongly through his pieces and he is particularly adept at mixing and matching prints. His best pieces have a collage patchwork feel to them. This s an exceptional piece as much for its representation of his work and also just because it is gorgeous
This amazing wrap piece is made out of several different soft cotton prints that have been pieced together in a bold patchwork collage that highlight the different components of the design. It is so easy to wear and I love that you can choose to wear it as a dress or use it to layer over or under other pieces and treat it like a light weight coat. It is long enough that it would layer perfectly over the pants and adding a wide legged trouser would give it a while new feel. It is equally as good on its own as a dress or a coat. It has a wide collar and it is loose cut through the body. Each sleeve is cut very wide and full. You can definitely see the nod to the Kimono and Yukata in its cut. It comes with its original sash that is made out of the same various prints and is very wide at the middle with long extended ties. It is very chic and very versatile. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear. It wraps and ties with the matching sash. Pockets on each hip. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Tagged an XS but its loose and open cut should fit a variety of sizes. A teeny mark near the front hem
Sleeves: approx 19"
Shoulders: no true shoulder seam
Bust-hips: 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 47" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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