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.

Explore the Tomoe collection