Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Curse of the Golden Flower

I watched this film a long time ago and the thing I liked the most about it was the beautiful costumes.
The film gets its title from the Chrysanthemum symbol that is worn by the family and throughout the film the Queen embroiders it onto what looks like organza. This inspired me to use embroidery in my project to transfer my design onto fabric. I will use white thread and white organza.

My Art Nouveau Design

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Koi Suwannagate

The LA Fashion Designer's Spring 2010 Collection:


This is my absolute favourite piece. It is similar to Givenchy's 2011 collection, but is more wearable. The bold black flowers look incredible against the sheer white background.

Devoré by Proenza Schouler

Image from StyleBubble.co.uk

Devoré does have a tendency to look outdated but Proenza Schouler's Autumn 2009 RTW collection brings it up to date. The jagged jewel colours cover the body in all the right places but show off some skin beneath black chiffon, cretaing modern twist.

If I were to use this technique, however, I would use a much paler, softer colour pallette of whites, creams and perhaps one or two pastel colours.

Trapping fabric

I really like this sample from Rockside Rooster, who
describes it as:

'Rose blossoms cut from chemical lace border, inserted between two layers of organza, and stitched in spirals. This piece was later melted.'