Caitlin Skeggs

Fitted Jacket and Short Set

Inspired by the photography of Helmut Newton and the style of David Bowie’s Stardust costume, Caitlin designed this two-piece apparel set featuring a long-sleeved button up shirt and high waisted shorts.

Caitlin’s linen shorts are complimented with black leather piping which accentuates the design features of the cotton shirt.

Significant alterations to a pattern ensured that panels of pintucked fabric could be inserted in the front and a hand painted design could be applied on the back of the shirt. The extended shoulder epaulet conveys the inspiration from Bowie’s stage costume. Hand covered buttons add a finishing touch to the shirt front and the addition of pleating provides volume and movement to the lower edge of the shorts and at the sleeve cuff.