Monday, 16 January 2012


Chainmail has often had a bad wrap in the world of fashion. Usually seen as an impracticable and sometimes overtly fetish trend, it has often showed up on catwalks around the world...but never as anything more than a gimmick.

Well, allow me to introduce to you the the beautiful work of Fannie Schiavoni...

Schiavoni specialises in chainmail clothing and accessories, bringing this under-rated technique into the forefront of 'what's hot'. Many of her pieces have fetish inspired design...but instead of appearing seedy or overtly sexualised, they remain sleek, chic and extremely feminine. Its surprising how delicate the chainmail looks!

When browsing through her collections, It's also surprising how VERY wearable these pieces are. Whether dressed up or dressed down, they can give even the simplest of outfits a noticeable edge that WORKS.

Stars such as Rihanna, Skin and of course Lady Gaga have all been spotted dripping in Schiavoni's 'mail...and I'm sure with arrival of her AW12 collection, we'll be seeing more of her work very soon!

Check out these stunning images, spanning her complete back catalogue of work...including Gaga's appearance in Q magazine! If you'd like to see more of her work, have a look at her website

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