November 20, 2016
Building on their previous collection, for Spring/Summer 2017 Bordelle again draws inspiration from Japanese culture. This time around structural samurai elements, exquisite lace and a nod to current fashion trend of the moment, sports-luxe, combine to produce a truly unique and exquisitely crafted collection.
“Tomoe was especially beautiful, with white skin, long hair, and charming features. She was also a remarkably strong archer, and as a swordswoman she was a warrior worth a thousand, ready to confront a demon or a god, mounted or on foot.” — The Tale of the Heike.
Not surprisingly, Japanese history, like most national histories, tends to be a bit of a sausage-fest. However tales of bad-ass women do shine through and Tomoe Gozen was certainly among them. Tomoe, the Samurai, who lends her name to the collection, was a 12th century warrior. Tomoe, the collection, is fittingly fearless and ground-breaking, blending structural signature customised elastic panelling, soft sheer mesh and opulent 24K gold plated hardware.
Inspired by a modern form of Japanese martial arts, the Kendo collection is handcrafted with supple stretch-sports fabric, signature customised elastic strapping and 24K gold plated hardware. Sport-luxe like you've never seen before.
We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.