Quilted Vest, Cassandra Hall



This one-of-a-kind reversible garment is part of a collection celebrating the multifaceted collaboration between British fashion brand Marfa Stance and the quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend, in partnership with London’s iconic Royal Academy of Arts.


By transforming surplus luxury fabrics - including cashmere, wool and fly-weight nylon - from Marfa Stance production in Italy, into wearable works of art, these  garments generate valuable income for the community. Each distinctive geometric design took over a week to make, and is signed with the moniker of one of the thirty-eight artisans that contributed to its creation.

Continuing the Gee's Bend ethos of artisanship, this piece has been crafted by our factory partners in Italy, bringing the spirit of collaborative craftsmanship from around the world into one original garment.  Engineered as the ideal layer and made from showerproof Japanese and Italian nylons, this fully reversible quilted vest includes a distinctive nylon front panel that has been made by Gee’s Bend artisan Cassandra Hall.

• Unique quilted front panel created by Gees Bend artisan Cassandra Hall
• Fully reversible with functioning pockets on both sides
• Made from 100% water-repellent Japanese and Italian nylons
• Filled with a lightweight, lofty and durable polyester wadding for minimum weight and maximum insulation
• All seams are bound and buttonholes reinforced to increase robustness against every day wear
• Specialist leather dry clean only

The full collaboration and new collection of artworks can be viewed online, as well as in person at the Royal Academy.  The seven reversible quilts will be on view in The Academicians’ Room in The Keeper’s House, Burlington House, and the five framed quilts and three wearable art pieces will be in the Burlington Gardens Shop.

From Friday 13th March – 14th August 2023

Royal Academy of Arts 
The Academicians’ Room
The Keeper’s House
Burlington House
Piccadilly, London