The Freydal long coat is yet another garment that demonstrates Kiko Kostadinov's design practice in which research, concept, exploration of garment construction, and exploration of 'wearing' come together. The coat upends traditional notions of a long coat in all aspects: the pinstripe wool actually features reflective silver 3M, bringing an air of urban utilitarianism; two ovular openings framed by corded trim open to the inside, housing waist pockets and also letting the interior waist belt (or any sort of belted layer) to emerge to the outside. At the chest, a layered placket zips up as a mock dickie or neckscarf that can also be snapped down onto itself.
There are some wild construction tricks hidden in plain sight as well, including a single piece sleeve that's expertly shaped into something closer to a 2-piece with the inclusion of a long, curved dart that snakes up the arm and wraps around the armscye. Or, note the twisted shoulder seam that seems to wrap around the traps. Then there's the back construction, an elegant spread french-seam-like finish that creates an edge-to-edge fishtail style split hem instead of a traditional vent.
The mix of subtlely off-kilter construction details (visible in the offset pinstripes), layered chest placket, and razor sharp cleanliness gives an ornate garment a surprisingly futuristic slant, showcasing Kostadinov's expertise when it comes to reimagining historicity in a fresh way.
Half-lined in the body and lined through the sleeves. Snapped strap cuff closure. Waist tie belt in self fabric.
Made in Bulgaria 10/10 Condition, with no rips, stains, or tears. New with tags condition
Fit Notes: Tagged a size 48, fits true to size with a slim fit. Suitable for a medium or a small looking to wear with a roomier fit.