Kaat Tilley plum cardigan with multicolour corset piping and sheer brown lace sleeves and back

Size: 38

Shoulder to shoulder: 35 cm / 13.8 inch

Armpit to armpit: 44 cm / 17.3 inch

Length front: 50 cm / 19.7 inch

Length back: 78 cm / 30.7 inch

Sleeve length: 76 cm / 29.9 inch






Burgundy-plum cardigan

Corset-style shape on the front

Wrinkled fabric with woven metallic threads

Five black fabric covered buttons with loops as front closure

Orange, brown and yellow piping as boning

Heart shaped neckline

Three button closure at the collar

Brown lace covered collar

Gold zigzag seams

Extra long sleeves in dark brown floral lace

See-through back in dark brown floaral lace

Multiple vertical black ribbons across the back and along the sleeves

Corset-style lacing on the back in the orange and yellow piping

Longer backside with circular cutout at the hem


Condition: 4/5

Very good condition


*PLEASE NOTE: the cardigan is short, and is layered over a longer, darker plum top, available here*



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