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, 7 Chatsworth Road, London E5 0LH
After Noah, 121 Upper Street, London N1 1QP
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, £210
Vibrant Turquoise Damask Display Mannequin, £190
The vintage mannequin image has been captured on a wall mural by design duo Hollister and Porter Hovey …
Photographed Antiquities Mural, £248
Credits: text by Homegirl London, images by Homegirl London and additional images courtesy of Grace and Favour, Corset Laced Mannequin and Anthropologie.