Kaat Tilley grey denim panelled skirt with fringed piping and silk printed underlayers — spring 2003


Size: 42

Waist: 42 cm / 16.5 inch

Hips: 61 cm / 24 inch

Length: 50 – 62 cm / 19.7 – 24.4 inch



64% polyester

36% cotton



Grey flared denim skirt

Different irregular denim panels attached all around the waist

Brown and black piping around each denim panel

The piping is frayed and much longer than the skirt

Sheer longer beige underlayer with frayed finish

Florals and text printed on the underlayer

Denim covered buttons as side closure

Fully lined with a brown satin underskirt


Condition: 4/5

Very good condition


*PLEASE NOTE: the skirt is pinned on the model*

In stock

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About Kaat Tilley

Kaat Tilley comes from Brussels, has roots in Mechelen, and studied at the Antwerp Fashion Academy. She graduated there cum laude with the theme for her final collection Mahler and Venice .

She has been designing since 1983 in a highly personal ethereal style. Her fondness of fairytales was ever present in her collections, which resulted in Kaat designing mostly wedding dresses and theater costumes, inspired by magical creatures, princesses and her own paintings.

Tilley designed books for her collections with fine intricate drawings, almost like artwork. Kaat Tilley’s pattern studies resulted in almost irregular yet structured shapes. The dresses and skirts are always long, and consist of layer upon layer, fine knits. Piping, embroidery, smocking and little pieces of knitwear at the wrists, elbows, add couture-like detailing.

In this manner Kaat Tilley said she didn’t regard herself as a fashion designer pur sang, neither did she occupy herself with trends. Giacometti, Hundertwasser and impressionist art were quoted as her main inspirations.

Kaat Tilley also talked about ‘beauty’ being the red line through her collections: “beauty is an expression of our attempt to overcome tristesse…”

The Escape line is cheaper in execution and material, made mainly from jersey. Kaat Tilley has also been making Frederiek —  a collection for little girls — since 1994.

1997 was the first year in which she held a show during the Paris prêt-a-porter week

Additional information

Weight 0.9 kg
Womens size