Added Jan 19, 2011
Miami, Florida, ...
Project Runway Season 8 | Episode 2
Challenge Name | Larger Than Life
Challenge | In this episode, the designers were challenged to design a garment for the “Marie Claire” woman. Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, states “For this challenge Marie Claire wants you to design a look that tells the audience in a single brief glance who the Marie Claire woman IS. She’s intelligent. She’s practical. She’s fashion forward, confident and sexy.”
For this challenge, I was inpsired to design a dress inspired by a building located in the Miami Design District. The building houses the retail furniture store of Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams. I admire the architecture and asymmetry of the building; and thought it would make a great concept for this garment.
For the very first time, I created my own pattern using the draping techniques. Since I’m inexperience with draping, I created a muslin (sample) for this dress first to figure out the design and details, prior to creating the final garment. I also took a risk and cut the fabric on the bias to create a beautiful drape on the fabric. I say it was a risk, because I’ve never cut fabric on the bias and based on a tutorial I read online, crepe fabric was not recommended.
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