September 9, 2013

Blank Canvas Winner - A Night of Fashion

I'm still seeing stars from Saturday night at Honda Present's A Night of Fashion at the Art Gallery.
For the Blank Canvas competition the theme was "Art + Fashion", garments to be made from calico and/or three additional fabrics.

The Blank Canvas comp was sponsored by Attitude Fashion Magazine and Cibo Espresso.
Made with calico and I was chosen to win by SA Art Gallery Director, Nick Mitzevich. I still can't believe it! Falling ill during the Hairspray costumes job made me have to quit a lot of other exhibitions and even a scholarship to Japan, I'd let go of other freelance jobs and my uni 5 week placement because I needed a month to recover for a month, however I couldn't bring myself to let go of this project. And I'm glad I didn't.

In total I spent around 50 hours working on the gown, including 5 toiles on the bodice alone, around 14-16 hours of hand sewing for the honeycomb pieces and around 10 metres of calico fabric was used. I owe my friends a lot of gratitude for their support through the whole journey, which I've also been filming along the way so you can see what it was like to make this gown. Watch this space for the video release.

The other designers were incredibly talented and fit their designs beautifully to the mannequin! It was lovely to see some familiar faces back from when I was a fashion student at Tafe and to see what people are doing now. It was also wonderful to make some new friends on the night too.

Here are a few pics from the night, I will post more regarding the Behind the Seams pics of the gown construction and the video, and of course the social pics from the night.

p.s. Apologies the photos keep rotating back, even though I've rotated them! Sorry if anyone gets a sore neck! x

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