Quilting, But Make It Fashion: The Trend That’s Not Just For Your Granny - The Gloss Magazine
A model wears a quilted coat from the Sea New York autumn winter 21 collection

Quilting, But Make It Fashion: The Trend That’s Not Just For Your Granny

We do love a good eiderdown. But they’re not just for your bed. Here are three ways to make the quilting fashion trend work for your wardrobe — and your home …

During lockdown, when New York-based brand Sea NY began the trying task of designing collections with a team hop-scotched around the country, they were struck by the idea of ‘make do and mend’. Co-founders Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini wanted to throw back to the crafting skills of our mothers (even fathers!) and grandmothers. A few months later, the Linden patchwork-print quilted coat they made shook the internet — and roused a love for all things patchwork and quilted fashion.

1. On a Coat

Since then, the brand has embraced the look in greater detail: splashing it across delicate blouses, cropped jackets and puff-sleeve dresses. While the Linden coat has long sold through, Austin-based Psychic Outlaw uses antique and vintage fabrics to create lust-worthy quilted coats and jackets. Shop its blanket coats here. (You can even supply your own quilt.)

2. On Your Couch

Pearl Reddington’s selection of quilts, a lockdown project she began with her mother from their family home in Raheny, take pride of place in her home and, she says, are loved by her cats. Made to order pieces start from €350, plus you can add personalised embroidery for gifts, or something special. 

3. On Your Carry-All

Conscious lifestyle brand Maison M imbues everything with a sense of Cotswolds chic. The brand drops a collection of patchworked pieces regularly (follow them on Instagram for updates). There’s a batch of quilted bags similar to the above, £265 each, dropping in the next two weeks.


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