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Austrian coins, a source of inspiration
« on: February 17, 2008, 12:00:00 AM »
Farhi cashes in with coin-inspired collection

By Carola Long
Thursday, 14 February 2008

Nicole Farhi is known for combining masculine tailoring with fuss-free femininity and yesterday's show captured this as suit and sailor trousers were combined with ruffled blouses, while swingy, gathered skirts provided a confident flourish of girlishness.

The inspiration from the show came from Austria, and Tyrolean influences were apparent in full, wool dirndl skirts, brocade-edged boxy jackets, Alpine-style hats and velvet knickerbockers.

Speaking backstage after the show, Farhi said her inspiration came from looking at her coin collection. "The Austrian coins gave me the idea of building the collection around a Tyrolean theme," she explained. "I used traditional elements such as the Dirndl skirts and hats, and of course the coins, but they have all been modernised." The coins were interpreted as flat brass discs scattered or chained on sash belts, tunics and brooches.

Source: The Independent
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