I've found that trying to mix art with fashion is a tricky business. Its either too much art, and not enough tailoring; or too much tailoring and not enough art.
This jacket is no exception. I've had this gorgeous artful jacket for about 15 years and have attempted many times to style it--many times unsuccessfully. This is about as good as it gets.
The material looks like a watercolor painting. It's silk (my favorite!), it has raglan sleeves with the orange peplum. I bought it second-hand and just can't part with it. Whenever I wear it though, it reminds my of one of my most inspirational books, When Art Became Fashion; about Japanese kosodes (similar to kimonos) and their artwork.
|From When Art Became Fashion, Sakai Hoitsu, early 19th Century, National Museum of Japanese History|
Here is a beautiful example of artwork as clothing that inspires me to keep that jacket!