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Monday, 23 June 2014

FOUND - It Warmed Up Coco

I found this Rodier cardigan at the RSPCA Charity Shop in Ealing, 27 High Street. It's woven from wool and acrylic with a label that advises Made in France. Pieces made in Europe, England and USA are more likely to have the fashion pedigree a schooled vintage hunter seeks. Rodier is indeed a French brand established in 1848, distinguishing itself initially by reinterpreting Kashmir shawls for the European market. Some 75 years later Coco Chanel, when raiding a Rodier warehouse, found acres of unused knit jersey fabric to which her name became synonymous. Rodier was a real innovator in fabric weaves and without Rodier, Coco may have never found the inspiration she needed to change the fashion world. Look out for this label, it's just one degree of separation from fashion royalty. This wardrobe must-have was just £5. 

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