ROYAL GOTHIC BY KIERA CHAPLIN
Updated: Dec 8, 2020
Our Royal Gothic cape is inspired by the Gothic Revival architecture style of the Palace of Westminster, which was built by Sir Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. Its sharp construction reimagines the gran
d building’s archways through geometric patterns, yet the placement of the sequins is a romanticised depiction of the river Thames flowing past.
Decadent, cascading folds of the cape in regal black, symbolise an interplay between soft femininity and worldly-wise boldness.
A woman feels queen-like strength when draped in it, standing tall, powerful and timeless, just like the Palace of Westminster.
This cape is a part of the Kiera Chaplin and Janavi India creative partnership, a meeting of likeminded women and entrepreneurs who stand their ground in their creative self-expression, radiating inspiration wherever they go. Jyotika Jhalani’s vision of sharing the magic of pure cashmere and Indian craftsmanship with Janavi, has made its presence felt the world over. “I’ve met many souls on my journey,” she says, “but Kiera Chaplin is a beautiful, gifted woman whose soul is goodness itself, which is why it’s a such pleasure to collaborate with her.”
Kiera is a model, entrepreneur, activist, singer, and actress. She first gained attention through her modeling career in New York as a teenager, where she appeared in the pages of high fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and In Style Magazine. She has graced the covers of Town and Country, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar to name a few and has been in various ad campaigns such as United colors of Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger, Asprey, Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld, Armani Exchange, and has even appeared in the Pirelli Calendar shot by Peter Lindberg.
Not satisfied with solely a modelling career, Kiera went on to star in a number of movies such as “The Importance of Being Ernest” featuring Reese Witherspoon, Rupert Everett, Judy Dench and Colin Firth. “The Year that Trembled” directed by Jay Craven. “Japan” featuring Peter Fonda. "InternoGiorno”,directed by Tommaso Rossellini, featuring Fanny Ardant.
Miss Chaplin was also a judge on Project Runway Allstars 2019 edition.
Then in the summer of 2020, Kiera released her first single "Not Easy But Crazy" after a very successful duet with Simone Tomassini for his hit single "Charlot".
In case you didn't know, this young lady is genuine “Hollywood Royalty,” with a grade “A” artistic DNA heritage, as a granddaughter of film legend Charlie Chaplin and Oona O’Neill, and a great- granddaughter of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O’Neill but has always wanted to prove herself in her own right and started collaborations with different fashion brands as well as getting into production of TV and film.
In 2018 Kiera created the Chaplin Awards in Asia which was received with huge success and has been compared to an event matching AMFAR. She now plans on expanding to Bollywood and Russia.
The Chaplin Award is an award that goes to an actor or filmmaker whose work embodies Charles Spencer Chaplin’s qualities of realism, diversity ,and courage with in their craft. These individuals have made outstanding contributions to entertainment within the field of cinema throughout the entirety of their career.
Passionate about women empowerment, Kiera became Ambassador to the "Desert Flower Foundation" in May 2019. Her mission is to help underdeveloped countries build schools in the hopes to end poverty and FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).
The first "Kiera Chaplin Desert Flower School" opened January 2020 in Sierra Leone. Miss Chaplin is also Ambassador to the "UK Parliamentary Society for Art, Fashion, and Sport". The Society aimes to integrate creative minds from the Arts, Fashion & Sports within the UK government.