"Bolero Nights" is registered #33 on our authenticity database. The name of the garment, its registration number and Clare's signature are recorded on the back of the DeClare panel that has been sewn inside the jacket.
The Song: "Slave to the Rhythm" by Grace Jones...named partly for the love of this flamboyant performer who has always refused to conform to perceptions of gender, but also for the sensual and sultry vibe that the song elicits.
The Name: “Bolero Nights” was chosen for this upcycled artwork for three reasons, first and foremost because the jacket has been cut off to reflect the classic spanish style design. Also, the Bolero is a style of dance, tying into the songs lyrics about the rhythm of life. The third reason is because of the sexy finesse the garment evokes, worn for nights out on the town in style.
The Design: With a vision that consisted of an elegantly edgy mix, romance with a dash of attitude was key. Contrasting a fitted, cropped jacket that sits snugly around the bodice allows the flamboyant brushed silk sleeves* to take centre stage as the arms move, tiny dangling beads swish over the hands.
A black, internally lined collar sits around the neckline for comfort, boasting a sparkling silver diamante embellishment that speaks to the drama of the sequinned back panel and the small, square diamante buttons to the front of the piece.
This jacket is lined, making it not only comfortable but a dreamy addition to a glam night out.
* Please note: On the very rare occasion that we do select embellishments such as silk or feathers, they are reclaimed, so our respect for the earth does not wane.