1960s Vintage Cojana Coat Liberty of London Wool Ladies Sz M


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This is a fabulous 1960s vintage Cojana coat made using Liberty of London fabric - please read more about Cojana further down this page.  The fabric used to make this vintage Cojana coat is woven with coarse knit purple diagonal stripes alternating with similar stripes in black and in an ombré red to orange pattern.  This vintage Cojana coat also has black bands down the centre front, sides, edging the collar and accenting the cut of the coat at the back.  It has a collar that can be worn up or down (see photos) and an eight button double breasted front that can be buttoned up to the neck or left open at the top to form lapels.  The shoulders are squared and the sleeves are wrist length so that one could expose one’s gloves.  The back is pleated at the bottom to flare out to the hemline.  There is a velvet-like lined pocket built into either side.  This vintage Cojana coat is fully lined in a black taffeta fabric.  
Label:  Cojana Made in England.  Cojana was located at 18 Great Marlborough St., London and was incorporated in 1966 although it certainly existed before incorporation.  They specialized in coats, but also produced suits a well as dresses at their factory in Islington.  Their coats were sold at Harrods, but they also were a contract manufacturer for Chanel.  They would buy their patterns from the Paris design houses such as Dior and Chanel and also had in-house designers.  Lady Diana acquired her engagement suit, which was made by Cojana, from Harrods.
Fabric label:  Liberty of London. Founded in 1875 by Arthur Liberty, silks produced by Liberty were immediately important to the Aesthetic Movement of the 1870s and 1880s.  Liberty has a long history of producing the highest quality fabrics.
Fabric:  No content label on this vintage Cojana coat, but it almost certainly is made of pure wool.
Sizing: There is no size label, and although this vintage Cojana coat should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit (please take the style of this vintage Cojana coat and thickness of the fabric into consideration):
Shoulders:   16” across shoulder/sleeve seams
Sleeves:  22” long from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve inseam: 15 1/2”
Bust: 39” around, taken under the arms
Waist:  36” around
Hips:  42 ” around
Overall length: 37", measured flat at the back
Condition: This vintage Cojana coat is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, holes, stains or odour - it looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.
This is a striking vintage Cojana coat - quality Liberty of London fabric and attractive 60s styling!