This week's Revamped transformation is one of my favorites!
My client is an exciting, young, musical talent who is on the verge of exploding to international stardom and success!
The brief was:
- Design an edgy, glamorous gown for a photo shoot.
- The theme is glamor, with an urban, street feel.
- Inspiration from early 90's Versace Supermodels.
- Create a train which has layers to be detached.
Naomi Campbell in this Gianni Versace masterpiece!
Breathing new life into a simple formal dress is a passion of mine. It fires me up inside! It's like the dress was intended for a great party, and I have the ability to set that dress free so it can experience the BEST party ever!!!
A formal dress can be a excellent canvas, as often these gowns have a great fitting bodice, and lots of fabric and layering in the skirt. This particular dress had fantastic layers of taffeta and organza in the skirt, fantastic fabrics to drape and create drama and volume!
There are three elements to this gown:
- The Bodice
- The Skirt
- The Train
Next week I'm going to look at the bodice and break down a fabric layering technique called chenille.
I am a freelance designer and stylist who creates avant-garde fashion and costume. I specialize in custom making costumes for musicians, physical theatre, and dance companies. I love what I do and I love to share my passion and teach others :D