A twist on feminine meets masculine this piece features a doublet and cape with padded trunk hose – an ensemble traditionally worn by men. Men’s fashions emulated the reigning monarch and with the crowning of Elizabeth I men’s fashions found their waists narrowed and trousers began to bulge outwards from the hip to replicate a more ‘hour glass’ shape. The codpiece as an exaggerated symbol of masculinity was also prevalent.
The look is completed by a cape with historical ‘pinking’ technique and ruff collar. A denim codpiece takes centre stage - stitched with gold to resemble a hand raising its middle finger.
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