Saturday, February 11, 2012

An Eastern Opera

As per my last post, I've continued to use Dame Nellie Melba for as inspiration for my Fashion Capitals of the World entry. However, I decided to incorporate another culture that has quite a long history of opera too- the Chinese.

The Chinese are intricately woven into Melbourne's history beginning from the gold rush and continuing today. With that in mind, I've designed an Eastern-Edwardian evening gown using the distinct 1900s silhouette highlighted with Chinese silks.