Virtuoso Winter Jacket: “The Rake's Progress” (Purple)
Gone are the days of ugly winter jackets. This collector’s piece will have people begging to know where you got it and if it is warm. We can assure you, it is in fact warm and cozy! The outer shell of the coat is made of luxurious jacquard with elegant draped sleeves and a hi-lo hemline with a tailored “yoke” back panel just below the neck and above the back of the jacket giving the jacket a tailored appeal. Now, the inside is where this jacket takes a turn. It is made of thick black quilted satin which is so beautiful we almost felt bad hiding it on the inside but, it feels truly incredible. We bragged about this being a “collector’s piece” so, here’s where we went full throttle over the top. The FIVE extravagant buttons are genuine 18 karat gold plated from the 1970s (deadstock) with a rounded belt including multiple button holes to fit the coat at the waist allowing the size of the jacket to adjust for a beautiful fit. I mean who has ever heard of making a coat with genuine gold buttons? Because it is cold outside, even the pockets are lined with rich quilted fabric and you can easily extend the sleeves to make a muff with them in low temperatures.
Revel in the Details
byVINNIK "Virtuoso Jacket"
Genuine 18 karat gold plated buttons (5)
Unique rounded belt with adjustable button holes to fit multiple sizes
Ruched full sleeves
Sumptuous quilted satin lining with multi-layer poly fill batting
Outer Shell of Jacket Premium Jacquard; may contain mylar if gold or silver are present in the print
Ethically made in Los Angeles
Dry Clean Only
A Flexible Fit
One Size Fits Many
Suzanne is 5'8" (Measurements bust 39", waist 34", Hips 44")
byVINNIK creates clothing of the highest quality, made in small production runs. Our goal is ZERO waste and a net positive impact on the environment by utilizing our remnants and working in existing, deadstock and vintage textiles. Ethical production from start to finish - our garment workers are paid a living wage working in a clean and safe facility in Los Angeles, a rarity in the world of fashion. Each design is hand cut and expertly crafted using only the highest quality textiles vetted to reduce our carbon footprint. We truly believe that every person who works to create our garments should be positively impacted. As a result, every piece is unique and truly one of a kind. At byVINNIK, we are committed to the “Slow Fashion Movement” and strive to lead by example in the fashion industry.
The vast majority of our clientele at byVINNIK are repeat customers who see the value in our unique approach leveraging social media to create a personalized relationship and community driven atmosphere. We work diligently to create designs that fit many body types, heights, ages and occasions.
At byVINNIK, we are about more than just making beautiful clothing. We work to inspire and empower our divas to be bold, take up space and love themselves "AS IS" in our glamorous corner of the internet and beyond.
MEET THE DESIGNER
Fashion Designer, Suzanne Vinnik has captivated audiences across the globe and has been recognized as one of the most influential women in classical music as an opera singer, community engagement leader, photographer and now successful fashion CEO and Creative Director of byVINNIK as of May 2019.
As an opera singer, some of her diverse repertoire as a leading soprano includes the title role in Manon Lescaut, Nedda in Pagliacci, Mimi and Musetta in La bohème, Violetta in La traviata amongst others with notable engagements at Pittsburgh Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and on concert stages as a soloist throughout Italy, Norway (Her Majesty Queen Sonja in the audience), Russia and before members of US Congress sharing the stage with President Joe Biden. Her parallel pursuit of entrepreneurial endeavors led her to first start Shoperatic, the largest specialized social media network and marketplace for all women in classical music. She is a published photographer, guest columnist, stylist and hosted "Diva Who Hustles" an online web-series for The Dallas Opera Network during the early days of the pandemic in 2020. Her love of fashion and desire to create her dream job on her own terms inspired the launch of “byVINNIK” an ethically manufactured womenswear line made in Downtown Los Angeles with clientele all over the world including some of the biggest names in Classical Music, Broadway and TV. Known for dressing divas of all sizes, her work is sought out and featured on Disney+, Netflix, RuPaul's Drag Race, HBOMax's hit TV Show "The White Lotus"and major red carpet events, magazines and performances worldwide.
Suzanne holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University with additional studies at Mannes College of Music and Otis College of Design. She is an alumnus of the Opera Studio of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy where she studied and performed under the tutelage of Renata Scotto and The Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors where she was an Administration Fellow in 2019. She enjoys sharing her knowledge on topics relating to entrepreneurship, fashion and classical music as a guest panelist at conferences and universities especially working with women to share the journey of entrepreneurship.
byVINNIK launched in May of 2019, created by international opera singer, photographer and arts advocate Suzanne Vinnik. byVINNIK embodies her passions for fashion design, photography, music and entrepreneurship - on her own terms. Clientele include some of the biggest names in TV, Film, Classical Music & Broadway on every inhabitable continent.
Ethical production from start to finish - our garment workers are paid a living wage working in a clean and safe facility in Los Angeles, a rarity in the fashion world. Each design is hand cut and expertly crafted using only the highest quality textiles and fibers (many deadstock and vintage). As a result, every piece is unique and truly one of a kind. We are committed to the “Slow Fashion Movement” and strive to lead by example in the fashion industry.
byVINNIK creates clothing of the highest quality produced in limited quantities in a vast range of sizes. Our goal is ZERO waste and a net positive impact on the environment. Small production runs in Downtown Los Angeles allow byVINNIK to be flexible and never mass-produced. We are able to personally oversee all aspects of production maintaining a high level of care over each garment we produce to better dress our vibrant clientele.
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