Anouk Leather-Laced Raglan Cape
Named for a character in Chocolat, one of my favorite movies, this cape was an experiment in design. It is shaped with a traditional raglan yoke, but I separated the front section from the sides (the “sleeves”), added buttonholes in the diagonal edges of the raglan edges, and laced the seams like a corset from the neck to the elbow. The raglan-shaped yoke flatters the upper body and the open sides allow for free range of motion. The combination of Ultrasuede tape ribbon with fine merino wool gives this cape a casual rustic feel that would dress up tall boots, skinny jeans, and a turtleneck sweater.