Added Dec 14, 2011
Olcott, New York...
This past october I was lucky enough to be one of the featured designers for Mercedes Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week 2011. I showed at The Mansion on Deleware, a beautiful and classy building that set a theame for the event… High end. They wanted the show to be bold, high fashion based designs, that told a story and spoke of my inspiration well.
I had 2 inspirations, both a bit diffrent, but in them I gave birth to my collection. Romeo and Juliet & The song “Black Bird”. I pulled the idea of freedom, love and passion from both inspirations, the idea of being free but struggling to be so… Free to love, free to leave, free to express. So I took that thought and pulled a mix of lace,satin,tweed,wool,feathers and hand beaded into my sewing room… The next few of my projects I post will be from this collection, I hope you enjoy!
- This design was one of my personal favorits. I took a black and white checked tweed material and black ostrich feathers with hand beaded turquoise for a pop of color. (I didn’t want to rely on bold bright colors ot make the collection strong, I wanted ot make a bold design that spoke for itself)
The design has boning from the waist to the neckline, to allow it to stay up, as it’s very low cut in the back, and has little to help hold it up other than the shape and zipper… The zipper is left exposed and seen, I first did it hidden, but thought when I had it shown it looked more edgy and diffrent. I know alot of people aren’t going to like that fact, but fashion is art, and art is opinion… so with my opinion and my design I left he zipper exposed. lol! :)
Tweed,Turqouise beads, metal boning, ostrich feathers, thread, metal zipper
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