Body Armour: Chain Mail


The chain mail dresses were inspired by European chain mail tunics of previous centuries.  Generally worn by warriors under the breastplates, they are constructed of thousands of small, interlocking, metal rings.  Their purpose is to keep swords and lances from fatally piercing the skin while enabling movement.  I started wondering about chain mail for women;  sexy, clingy, shimmery but protective.

These dresses are made by hand-knitting pink or lavender curling ribbon.  They are then spray painted but only on the outside so the interior color remains barely visible.  I think the shape, materials and method really highlight the domestic and feminine form of defense on any field of battle.