It’s that time of the week again, my dears, and today we’re looking at the first half of the century with these 1735 bad boys:
I love how vivid the colours still are and the pattern to me feels rather unique, eccentric even. They’re silk brocade from Spitalfields, which is an area of London close to Petticoat Lane that was well-known for its fabric production during the period. Nowadays, it’s also home to a rather wonderful indoor market selling vintage clothes and homewares, as well as the wares of local designers and fashion students looking to break out. I haven’t been for a while as it’s far too much temptation on the old wallet… I think I feel a trip to London coming on!