Trends: mannequins

We’re going mad for mannequins.  Traditionally used by tailors and dress makers to fit clothing and also in shop windows for display – we are now favouring these for decoration in our homes.  Aside from being objects of beauty, you can also use them for practical purposes; as a coat stand or to hang your favourite dress.

The vintage shops have some fine retro models and I spotted mannequins at; Furnish, Chatsworth Road E5 and After Noah, Upper Street N1 …

Furnish, Chatsworth Road, London E5, Homegirl London

Furnish, 7 Chatsworth Road, London E5 0LH

After Noah, Upper Street N1, Homegirl London

After Noah, 121 Upper Street, London N1 1QP
www.afternoah.com

I did some research online and found a vast array of mannequins.  Grace & Favour Home showcases the work of designer / maker Rachael Rowe who produces tailored mannequins in a range of fabulous vintage fabrics which she sells at Not on the High Street.  The Corset Laced Mannequins shop at Etsy makes a range of hand finished mannequins in fabrics and decoupage papers …

English Rose Tailored Mannequin

English Rose Tailored Mannequin, £210
www.notonthehighstreet.com/partners/graceandfavourhome/products

Vibrant Turquoise Damask Display Mannequin

Vibrant Turquoise Damask Display Mannequin, £190
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CorsetLacedMannequin

The vintage mannequin image has been captured on a wall mural by design duo Hollister and Porter Hovey …

Photographed Antiquities Mural

Photographed Antiquities Mural, £248
Anthropologie Link

Credits: text by Homegirl London, images by Homegirl London and additional images courtesy of Grace and Favour, Corset Laced Mannequin and Anthropologie.