Thursday, 6 October 2011

I spy with my little Fashion eye.. some Cape Coats

The Cape Coat is officially the biggest winter cover-up of 2011 and here is one we have created especially for Autumn/Winter collection, it's made from wool and features hand embroidery and print details on the Cape. We hope you enjoy our Coat and get inspired to wear or create one too :) P&C xxx

Cape coat by ICRUZ. Featuring a wide double breasted front, hand embroidered cape and Mandarin collar.

The coat can be worn both with casual shorts or with pencil skirts, depending on the mood and occasion.(tights are advisable if worn with shorts or short skirts)

A front view of the jacket, with hand embroidery and original print detail.

A back view of the coat featuring a cape, worn here with a red pencil skirt

A page from the sketchbook, with research and inspiration on Capes. Some of  the Designers who used Capes and inspired us are: Kinder Aggugine, Haiden Ackerman and Lanvin.

Cape research with original drawings of cape coats

Color pallet experimentation for the Collection

Hand embroidery sample with the technique used on the Cape Coat

Initial research and experimentation on burning material and plastic to achieve an interesting texture on wool. Also used on the final coat :)     

And here are some clippings of A-Listers showing how best to rock the Trend; Victoria Beckham wears a classic Giambattista Valli cape, Rachel Bilson, Sienna Miller and Kim Kardashian are all rocking this seasons trend as well.
T.V personality Amanda Holden gets into the christmas spirit with a red cape and Myleene Klass goes for the school-girl chic look with knee high socks and a preppy hairstyle, while Leighton Meester jazzes up the gossip girl set with a green cape and bright accessories.


  1. Such a lovely cape! Great job! Following your blog. xx

  2. Loving the caped looks!! Right on trend.

  3. Well ladies you have surpassed yourselves! There is that certain something about a lady in a cape! I have a few but very much like how you showed your research for your fab new design and I do love embroidary!xxx Vintage Betty Zee

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  5. thanks for dropping by my blog (:
    I love those capes up there,nice blog .

  6. Wow...this is a very nice cape! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  8. Thank you for your comment on our site! We are two design students so we can really appreciate your blog. It is really interesting to see your complete process here. Love the McQueen cape, found that inspiring recently too. Your cape turned out beautifully! The stitch detail is really quite beautiful.

  9. What a statement piece! I want to have one too. Following you now :)

  10. gorgeous! i love it! you guys are so talented... i need a cape in my life xxx

  11. A truly gorgeous garment - I love capes and will be attempting to make one for winter but doubt it will looks as gorgeous as yours LOL! x

  12. wow, that cape is so wunderful, a really great color. i also love to wear capes with gloves!

  13. That jackt is so cool, I like it!
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  14. beautiful capes! ah yes, christmas is coming. :)


  15. the cape is a must this season ! you have a great one !


  16. i love each and every single cape here! i want them all =)

    x jamie

  17. you have a great blog, good stories and beautiful pictures, well done you)) I like to go to your blog)

  18. thank you guuys :))
    I have just followed your blog :D
    talk to you soon ;9

  19. Thanks for your sweet comments!! This is a great post.. have a great night xx


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