The Emperor's Old Clothes, Brighton, UK

Hand-tailored clothing & accessories for men and women by Cecily Blondel. Each piece is designed and created using vintage and one-off fabrics

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Portside Dress from The Emperor's Old Clothes
Little Red Riding Hood Cape by The Emperor's Old Clothes

We take inspiration from the clothing of the early-mid 20th Century, particularly the 1950s and 60s, as well as from the beautiful fabrics we have collected over the years from vintage dealers.

Checked purse by the Emperor's Old Clothes
Professor Plum Smoking jacket by The Emperor's Old Clothes
Fairy Godmother dress from The Emperor's Old Clothes

We design and hand-tailor every one of our unique pieces in our on-site studio at Flock boutique...

Bowls Club Blazer from The Emperor's Old Clothes
Crest Handbag from The Emperor's Old Clothes

We love designing our own ready to wear pieces but we also enjoy collaborating with clients to create their perfect made to measure clothing. From wedding dresses to three piece suits, party frocks to the perfect waistcoat - it all starts with an appointment at the Emperor's studio

Sea Breeze Dress from The Emperor's Old Clothes
Bespoke Suit from The Emperor's Old Clothes
Mystery Woman Jacket by The Emperor's Old Clothes

Each year we create two themed seasonal collections. Past themes have included the Circus, Fairytales and Intrepid Victorian Sleuths...

It Magazine Cover feat Madeline Dress by The Emperor's Old Clothes