After showing my rather unimpressive first year fashion school project as a way of showing my inauspicious beginnings, it occurred to me that I have never posted my second year eveningwear project, circa 2004, on the internet before. Once again, if you’re landing on this site for the first time I want to assure you I went on to create much greater things.
My concept was pretty classic for a fashion student – a cinchy corset and a big poofy skirt, with inspiration from nature and flowers and a fairy-ish illustration to go with it. The illustration has some awkwardness with the proportions – though in a way, the lack of finesse in the line quality and colouring is something that I wish I could recapture in my current style.
I’m pretty proud of these technicals – they’re very detailed even if they didn’t accurately reflect the final dress.
This is the final dress – and I take full responsibility for the lackluster styling and modelling (um, yeah, that’s me). The dress is in need of a great big crinoline (which I did a much better job with in the Snow Queen project). The part that did work out as planned was the corset – which featured an elasticized system which allowed it to fit on different sizes of model – a tactic I used because we weren’t allowed to fit our models for the year-end fashion show.
Fellow fashion school alumni – do you recall your first over-the-top eveningwear project? What was it like?