Sunday, March 25, 2012

'Fashion Capitals of the World' Runway

Last Friday it finally happened- the Fashion Capitals of the World runway, held at Melbourne Central. This project started last year and it was a great relief to see all our hard work in motion!

Before the garments even reached the runway, there was the hard task of transforming 2D sketches and patterns to 3D mockups.

Not everything works out the way you planned first time around!
 As you can see, the back was too small and the shoulders didn't sit properly- also the cuffs were too wide. Luckily the skirt part of the dress was perfect!
None of the fabric stores carried coloured frog closures, so being the resourceful cosplayer I am, I mixed art inks and gold fabric paint to custom dye them.

Second time around, everything worked perfectly!

Before I show the finished garment, have a few more 'behind-the-scenes' images!
My beloved spine heels arrived on the morning of the runway.

Hair by SuJin @ Just Cuts and makeup by Sara @ Napoleon Perdis

Backstage, a couple of hours before the big show

Here it is! Ana K wearing my Eastern Opera gown.

It was a wonderful runway and seeing work from the European design schools really humbled me. To have been a part of such a project well and truly hit home when my work was displayed alongside Parisian couturiers studying under Madeleine Vionnet's teachings and a graduate student's Master's collection from Milan.

It was an unforgettable night and one I'm so very proud of, not only of my work but also the work of my fellow Academy students too!

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