"Spanish Garden" is registered #8 on our authenticity database. The name of this garment, it's registration number and Clare's signature are recorded on the back of the DeClare panel that has been sewn inside the artwork.
The Song: “Secret Garden” by Bruce Springsteen. Perfect for the inspiration for this piece, all feminine.
The Name: The inspiration for this jacket was taken from the renowned Alhambra gardens in Granada, Spain. Filled with fountains, nightingales and a variety of vibrant colours it is also known by ancient poets as a Pearl set in Emeralds.
The Design: To begin this beautiful creation, it all started with a vibrant vintage dress discovered hidden away in one of our favourite vintage treasure haunts. We adored the rich emerald green of the delicate fabric, with a striking embroidered contrast of pink and orange in the flower detail. Parts of the dresses collar were re-tasked for the jackets pockets and back “tail” detail, and though the concept of flowers down the arms was a tricky logistic, it was well worth it. The aim was to create a look of tumbling foliage down each sleeve to resemble the flowers in the gardens falling downward, growing over stone walls.
The large floral panel to the reverse of this jacket was designed to be the main creative focal point, tapering down into the stunning gold detail completing the look of the entire back. This denim jacket is designed to be worn open and is beautifully tailored, enhancing the shape of your waist and arms. The stretchy light blue denim is super comfortable and light to wear. You'll love wearing this DeClare design, its colours and style are as rich as the Alahambra Castle gardens themselves.