Bed of Roses
Womens Wear Collection
Inspired by 40s fashion and the idiom Bed of Roses.In contrast to avant-garde style and oversized silhoutte of the 20th century, 40s fashions were all about the hour glass figure. The Designer believed that a real woman didn't need to prove her ability by wearing masculine style clothes to compete with men. Instead, the Designer chose to embrace the 40s feminine silhouette, liberating women from thick shoulder pads and hourglass frame, by adding modern taste and comfort to her design.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This collection consists of 15 looks in total, 3 couture dresses and 12 practical ready to wear. Each look involves different couture techniques. Materials are 3D rosette embroidered mesh, wool, organza, felt, silk and Swarovski.
The Designer has been selected as one of 24 fashion designers in the world by Swarovski company to accept a sponsorship to produce 2 Swarovski garments. The dress and accessories in 1st,2nd and 4th photo consists of millions of Swarovskis in different colors and sizes.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This is a collection which every woman needs for her wardrobe, because it consists of 3 couture dresses which she can wear for formal events and 12 practical ready to wear dresses which she can wear to dinner, dating, meet up with friends, vacation,even to the workplace.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in June 2016 and finished in January 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. This is a project which developed at Bunka Fashion Graduate University in Tokyo. Fashion show has been held at Bunka Endou Hall in Shinjuku on 30 and 31 January, over 1000 guests from fashion industry have attended the show.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
couture tailoring technique, couture hand knitting skills (convex patterns in black and light cream colors, some blended with satin ribbon), 3D rosette embroidery done by transparent fishing thread, nuno felted silk techniques, 3D felt roses, millions of swarovski hotfix, 1mm organza hem sewing technique
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Measurement bust 83cm(32.7inch) waist 64cm(25inch) hip91cm(36inch)
France size 36, GB 8, USA 4
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3D rosette embroidered mesh to define the idioms of Bed of Roses, 3D rosette embroidery done by transparent fishing thread, felting art, combination of felt and silk, for example, Nuno felted silk stole with felt roses in the last photo, hotfix Swarovski crystals, couture hand knitting techniques in all knitwear, convex pattern knitting technique
Designer tried to push the use of each material to the maximum, while offering comfort and function to the wearer. Aside from using the 3D rosette mesh to offer the lightness, the Designer also embroidered 3D rosette on wool by using transparent fishing thread to make roses appear like blooming. Countless hours have been spent to apply millions of Swarovski crystals to the dress 1 and 2. In photo 5, wool is felted through silk chiffon with 26 white felted roses dangling on the ends. All knitwear in the video consisted of multiple types of couture hand knitting techniques to create convex patterns which cannot be done by computer knitting.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Photographer Hong Wei
Model Anastasiya Matsuk
Makeup artist Sakai Mai