Atmos Dress

The major project of my semester was designing an evening wear dress. Yup, things move pretty slowly around here - almost a whole semester for one piece! Pretty boring I guess, but for the record we were draping something different every week. Anyhow, the dress was due the day after the John James event (see previous post), which was kind of good, as it forced me to get my shit done well before the due date. You should have seen the madness of the lab that day.

6PM, if your dress was not on the rolling rack in that room before it was wheeled out of the room, you didn't get a grade, and your dress would definitely not be in the 2nd/3rd year fashion show. Seconds until that rack was rolling out the door students were frantically sewing on buttons, hammering rivets, and sewing final seams for each other. Even though my dress was done, I spent the last 10 minutes wrestling with hangers, trying to get my long dress to stay on 1 or 2 hangers, and managed to almost miss the rack! They were moving towards the door as someone finally yelled at me to get my dress on a damn rack, and I joined the handful of ladies chasing it as it wheeled out the doors. Phewf. That was close.

Well the fashion show has come and gone, I've received my marks for the dress (I did well!), and now it's time to arrange a professional photo shoot with this dress. I love it, I must say. It's another versatile piece made of this really light, gorgeous silk that moves like water. It's a halter dress, with a layering top skirt that can be tied around the waist or around the neck. The top skirt can also be tied as a dress in itself, in at least 2 different ways, so I guess you have a total of at least 5 looks built in with this baby, but actually, many more. Can you do the math? And as always, I'm taking orders! Enjoy.

Inspiration board - Satellite & Aerial Photographs of Natural and Atmospheric Phenomena.

Watercolour - one of several illustrations created of the dress.

On the runway (tied incorrectly, unfortunately).

Appliqué detail.

Down the runway at the Arcadian Court.

More photos will be posted in my forthcoming Serpentinata post.


Whirlwind Month

It's been some of the craziest weeks of my life this year. School projects have been constant and demanding including a major evening wear dress project and having a heavy hand in organizing a large fashion show. As well, I've been involved in some extracurricular fashion activities to keep me extra busy. I'm going to try to catch up on my posts now that school projects are finally done - I handed in my last project on Friday - a corset with peplum that I am pretty in love with. Photos to come.

For now, we start with John James at The Red Carpet Room's Spring Trend Report. The event was sponsored by Fuze, and featured spring fashions by several Canadian designers such as Jessica Biffi, Brazen Hussy, and Lizares, and also featured an accessory showcase in which John James stole the show. Visit John James here.

Setting up at The Fifth

Juliann getting decked out in armour.

Juliann and myself with super talented designer Erin Ignacio (centre).

Rocking the jewels.