Luxury British clothing and shooting brand Olivia Tullett injects serious glamour into one of the most iconic Autumn Winter looks, with the exceptionally beautiful and snug Duchess Cape (£799.00). Olivia Tullett, the lady behind the eponymous brand, is a keen lady gun with a deep love and understanding of the British countryside and her designs are the perfect reflection of that passion. The cape has proven to be one of the most enduring winter fashion trends of the past few years, and the Duchess Cape is a truly fabulous, flattering piece of clothing.
Whether you can’t wait to enjoy a day at watching some of the highlights of the National Hunt calendar, Christmas hunt balls or are looking forward to a very special winter wedding, the Duchess Cape by Olivia Tullett is the perfect finishing touch to your outfit to keep you snug and warm and looking stunning. This cape has been designed with simplicity in mind so that the premium materials can really stand out, pairing perfectly cut British tweed with lashings of sumptuous real fur.
Every Duchess Cape’s tweed outer and fabric lining is individually cut by hand and to order in the Warwickshire studio that is home to Olivia Tullett, ensuring a high-quality garment every time. There is a selection of beautiful standard colour combinations chosen, such as Brown Tweed and Natural Fur, that world beautifully with country colours and desirable accessories. Customers can also create a bespoke and unique cape, selecting from over 200 tweeds and matching their choice with complimentary paisley print linings – or they can choose a vibrant statement colour for the lining to really add the ‘wow factor’ to an ensemble. The trim is available in black, silver or natural-coloured fur, and it is the fullness of the trim that gives the Duchess Cape its extraordinarily luxurious feel, setting it far ahead of the competition.
To ensure the cape flatters the wearer, the shape of the garment over the shoulder has been tweaked so that it hangs in the most elegant fashion, and because every single piece is totally bespoke, capes can be made in any length specified by the customer (the standard length down the back line is 80cm). A hook and eye fastening at the front will keep the Duchess Cape sitting perfectly, even if a chilly wind is blowing. The ingenious final touch is the addition of welt pockets (finished in the same fabric as the cape lining, naturally), the perfect place to tuck essentials or to keep hands toasty warm.
If you are feeling inspired to create your perfect bespoke cape ready for winter days out, why not take a little look at the Duchess Capes here, and start dreaming of which colour tweed you’ll start with. Capes are hand-made to order and take between 4 and 8 weeks from order to delivery, so you’ll be just in time for the first chilly evenings of Autumn…