Chateau Vaux le Vicomte Dream
I often think back in my head of all of the beautiful things that I have been able to be a part of and I am totally in awe. That week spent in Paris creating this wearable floral dress is definitely one of the best times of my life and the biggest milestone in my floral journey.
When Joy invited me to create a floral dress at the Chateau VLV in Paris after she saw a floral lingerie piece I created for a mannequin, my answer was yes, please! Prior to this, I was invited to create a fashion piece on a mannequin for the event Fleurs De Villes and I wanted to explore a new approach to floral fashion design. The traditional way of doing it is to structure the entire base of your floral gown with floral foam, which I find the overall look and vibe to be too bulky and condense. Inspired by very light, airy yet refined and ethereal designer gowns such as Emily Riggs’ Nightingale, Paolo Sebastian’s Gilded Wings collection, and Berta’s Muse collection, I wanted to create a gown that was directly bloom-to-body to maximize the beautiful movements of all the viney flowers that I love and to keep the piece as airy and light as possible.
My biggest challenge was the provide a water source for the blooms without foam, which I resolved with using multiple mini water tubes, created with the thinnest plumbing tubes possible, and attaching them to the back of the floral gown which I could hide with greens. Before I flew to Paris, I’ve also studied all the gowns that speaks Joy’s style and designed a sophisticated yet sensual, hi-low dress to show-off the model’s long, slender legs with a one-sided train. The technique for the bottom of the gown was inspired by the Hawaiian grass hula skirt. I created multiple light and airy greenery floral garlands which I tied together in a hoop directly onto the model. I had a sketch of the overall shape of the gown that I wanted to achieve and all of the above was done 4 hours prior to shooting to ensure that the blooms were at their prime.
You can imagine my joy when I saw our model moving and rockin’ in this wearable floral gown, and all of it still feels surreal as I go through the gallery! Flutter Magazine Issue 15 Cover Story
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- Date January 25, 2018
- Tags Destination, Editorial