Friday, 5 February 2010
Final Major Project
A capsule collection of darkly sophisticated, yet feminine garments takes inspiration form the timeless appeal of the little black dress, juxtaposed against heavy armour like beading, and bold digital print.
Designed for the cocktail hour, this luxury collection is roused by the female form, and the way it moves. Exploring body conscious, dynamic and voluminous silhouettes through line and repetition, the collection references the architectural lines of the 1980s and Balmain’s contemporary rock-chic aesthetic.
Heavy beading forms armour for the body, offering the illusion of strength, and exploring the interconnection between women and power. Beading takes inspiration from the decadence and luxury of 1920s vintage pieces, combined with the ornate, tactile embellishment of the Maharaja.
Fabrics include butter soft leather, contrasted against lustrous silks and transparent chiffon to provide a tactile edge.