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.

The ensemble consists of a taffeta drawstring cloak, a sheer blouse with a Mandarin collar and bishop sleeves, and a trailing skirt with lace overlay.

It seems a little daunting, but since I graduated I have no classes or other projects to take up my time! Luckily enough, since this shall be rather time consuming!

Wish me luck!

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