This unique corset was inspired by the original oil painting Northrup Ice, by abstract expressionist artist, Robb Kramer.
Intricate pieces of leather, stitched together and hand painted (outer)
100 % silk Dupioni (lining)
Individually hand crafted metal buttons and ornaments by jewelry designer Keith McQueen
Spiral steel boning
Metal aglets on laces
This is a one of a kind garment created for MYTHAUS, an ongoing collaboration between designer Paloma Soledad and fine artist Robb Kramer. By combining Kramer’s abstract expressionist techniques and Soledad’s elegant sensibility, these limited edition garments are truly a union of art and fashion. Utilizing leather pigments, Kramer painstakingly hand painted each luscious piece to correspond with “Mindscapes,” his latest series of large-scale oil paintings.
Keep leather nourished by occasionally using natural shoe polish, buff with brush when dry
Do not dry clean or wash in water
Corset wearing and storage instructions:
- All corsets have ¼” spiral steel boning, for maximum comfort and movement. These corsets are intended for fashion only and not to be used for waist training.
- Always loosen laces before putting on and taking off corset.
- When fastening the front busk, start at the second hook from the bottom, working up, then close the bottom last.
- Start tightening laces by evenly pulling the excess, then working your way towards hanging laces from the opposite end.
- When undressing: loosen the laces at the back as much as possible, then undo the front. Failure to do so will cause stress and harm to the busk or vintage closure.
- After wearing, let the corset air out overnight, exposing the lining. Lay it flat, hang it open over a chair, or inside out on a pants hanger.
o Hung: open, laces up, over a pants hanger, or inside out on a hanger with clips (so clips do not mar outside of corset), cover with a garment bag.
o In bag: rolled in on its self, in custom bag, supplied with corset.
o On display: dress form, pillow or other forms for display. (keep out of sunlight to avoid fading)