Friday, 10 January 2014

Art Nouveau Inspired Fashion Design

        Long time no blog!
For college we were asked to design a garment inspired by art nouveau as we are currently studying the movement in the Edwardian era in fashion history.
For my design, I decided to look at Louis Comfort Tiffany, famous for his beautiful stained glass lamps and ornate jewellery. I took inspiration from this particular lamp which looks like a willow tree and I think the colours are gorgeous an. I created three panels for the top, each featuring the stained glass design of the lamp, and repeated this pattern on side panels on the trousers. To ensure that the stained glass design really stood out, I decided to keep the rest of the garment black, making the design as well as the form of the garment contemporary.
Although the top is very structured, I feel that it is balanced out as it is a strapless design and works really well with the skinny tapered trousers. As a whole look, I feel like black pointed stilettos and retro makeup and hair would set off the garment and would be perfect for a large event/awards ceremony. 
Once again I apologise for the lack of posts lately, but I promise there will be lots more to come as it's been one of my new year resolutions to really try and blog as much as I can.
As always thanks for reading!
Emily x

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