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Inspiration behind my "Selene Gown"

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Ever since I saw Underworld I wanted to design a gown inspired by Selene's character. I finally had the chance this fall.  Cos T. Lindstrom asked me to be a part of a special project that featured Denver's Fashion Designers.  The only requirement was that we had to wear something we designed.  I was ecstatic!  Not only was my birthday coming up but I wanted to design something that I had been dreaming about for awhile.  I decided to go all out and treat myself.  I wanted to continue to challenge myself by with working with vinyls and faux leathers.  Making a couture piece from those fabrics is not easy!  I ended up with this mood board as inspiration.  I combined inspiration I found in the raw gemstones (black obsidian and azurite), faux leather gowns and corsets from my favorite movie costumes, and high fashion.

My mood board:

Final gown photo:

Mermaid cut gown with faux leather steel bone corset, black vinyl details, underwire cups, zipper front, underskirt of taffeta and tulle overlay.


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