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Bode was the first female designer to show at NYFW: Men's. She has been paving the way for women entrepreneurs and designers in the menswear industry with her unique narratives. It begun with workwear silhouettes, blended with female-centric traditions of quilting and mending garments of antique textiles. Each and every piece created reinvigorates through the art of storytelling.
THIS SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT IS INSPIRED BY PEARLY KINGS AND QUEENS' COSTUMES. IT IS BLACK AND FEATURES PEARL BUTTON TRIM ALONG THE COLLAR, SLEEVES, PLACKET AND HEM.
AROUND THE TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY A GROUP OF ENGLISH TRADERS STARTED ADORNING THEIR CLOTHES WITH PEARL BUTTONS TO DRAWN ATTENTION TO THEIR CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING EFFORTS. THE PEARLY KINGS AND QUEENS AND AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS CONTINUE THEIR CHARITABLE WORK TO THIS DAY.
THE BUTTONS USED ON THIS PIECE WERE SOURCED FROM A 120+ YEAR OLD FACTORY IN IOWA THAT CLOSED. THE PEARL BUTTON INDUSTRY HIT ITS PEAK BETWEEN 1890 AND 1920 AND THIS FACTORY ONCE SUPPLIED 1/3 OF THE WORLD'S PEARL BUTTONS. EACH PEARL BUTTON WAS ORIGINALLY CUT, SANDED AND POLISHED BY HAND.
Model is 6'0" wearing a Medium