reimagined red winter coat with wasp + fig - xs
Originally from Chico’s (size 0) this jaunty jacket features a wasp on one lapel, a fig on the other- juxtapositioning sweetness and sting. A potent symbol in many cultures, due to their plump shape and luscious texture, figs are often associated with fertility and abundance.
For our second Open Closet Reimagined collection we’re thrilled to work with embroidery artist Lee Caroline Mackey. Their work focuses on giving new life to upcycled garments through carefully placed, hand-sewn embellishments inspired by nature. “By working using images of animals, sometimes in a mythological context, I hope viewers catch a glimpse of the magic of the natural world. Awe at the beauty of nature is one of the best tools for fighting environmental apathy.”
We hope you enjoy the new magic infused into these pre-loved garments as much as we do.