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*Outer Shell: 78% Acrylic, 22% Polyester
*Lining: 100% Cotton
*Dry Clean Only
Measurements for Size X-Small:
Bottom Opening: 39"
Sleeve Length: 22 ½”
Shoulder Width: 19"
**The embroidery on this coat is completely handmade. It was embroidered by tribal women in the Indus Valley over 50 years ago as part of a wedding trousseau. Each piece is unique. Any imperfections are parts of its beauty.
This jacket is part of our special Fp One collection. The designer for Fp One has lived in India for 20 years. While there, she became inspired by how the beautiful Indian workers worked so effectively from their homes and used traditional hand crafted techniques. She found herself joining these workers and getting involved in the process alongside them. Her hands on design approach helped bring a modern touch to the traditional techniques that these women used. Together, they created unique designs that mix both old world and new world aesthetics. A lot of the design details used on the Fp One garments stem from the decorating ideas that came from the design elements in our very own Free People stores, such as the patterns, prints, colors, and embellishments found on hangers, curtains, furniture covers, and mannequins.
I jumped on ordering this, taking advantage of the 25% off. Once received this beauty exceeded my expectations.
The embroidery, though not as contrasty and bright as the example, was still rich and complex. Oddly however, the seemingly disparate colors (deep purple, red, antique creme, muted magenta) lost visual impact, faded by the passage of time). It had red pom poms irregularly stitched throughout and had I kept it I'd have likely removed them with a seam ripper as they just seemed haphazard and out of place, perhaps due to loss in numbers over time.
I found myself coveting the example on-line.
I ordered the extra small, and although it fit like a fox lined dream when wearing reg tops, I just returned it to size up to Small and accommodate bulkier sweaters as it was a tad to tight.
I still adored the essence so much that I'm taking my chances on a receiving a brighter pattern in the Small. No matter what you receive it is a thoughtful composition and striking piece.
I'm 5'8" 125 lbs for reference."
I am 5'4" and 105 pounds and I got the size small. It fits perfectly with a little room left over for a sweater! My new favorite coat!"
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