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1920s Contemporary Shift

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A prospective client phones to discuss some silk/wool fabric that she would like me to use to make a special dress for a wedding.

Normally I would source all fabrics, however, on this occasion an exception was made.

During our meeting styling possibilities are discussed, as the beautiful sage and cream silk/wool herringbone is draped on the stand, highlighting its wonderful lustre.

A contemporary twist to a 1920s silhouette emerges as we agree styling. This initiates a whole 1920s inspired dialogue. Hat, shoes, handbag, scarf/wrap........all encompassing.


1920

1920's Inspired
Blocking Fabric and Silk Organza Underpinning

Blocking Fabric and Silk Organza Underpinning
Draping Initial Thoughts

Draping Initial Thoughts

Organza Underpinning

Organza Underpinning
Shift Dress 1920

Shift Dress 1920's Inspired
Silk Button Cuff

Silk Button Cuff

Silk Button Neckline

Silk Button Neckline
Tailored Sleeve

Tailored Sleeve

A striking unconventional silk is chosen for the wrap, tonal for piping and button detail. Cream silk organza is mounted for underpinning, which together with dress and wrap, traditional meets with contemporary design.