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Ventian Inspired Evening Dress

Added Jul 25, 2012

by deborahashworth

Lancashire, Unit...




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Inspired by Venetian façade’s, my gown is afusion of couture needlework and contemporary laser cutting. The fabric design originated from a watercolour I painted of the sea, which was then digitally manipulated and printed onto silk satin and silk chiffon. This surface pattern design reflects the marbling of the façade’s of the renaissance buildings yet has a sea horse hidden within it’s midst, blending building with the sea. The dress pattern is self designed and cut to skim the precise curves of the individual’s body, using boning for added structure. Finally, the detailing brings impact to the subtle tones yet the laser cut leather provides an urban edge to a classically elegant gown.

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By deborahashworth at Deborah Ashworth

Material Notes

Silk Chiffon, Silk Satin, boning, leather




Garment Type

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    Jul 26, 2012, 06.25 PMby Jelena Mitic

    Absolutely fabulous! I love the decoration around the neck!

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      Jul 30, 2012, 07.12 PMby deborahashworth

      Thank you for your lovely comment, its laser cut leather work x

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    Jul 25, 2012, 02.05 PMby ctharp


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    Jul 25, 2012, 12.58 PMby Mary Athey

    stunning dress x

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