Archive for August, 2008
Sometimes, I’ll randomly stumble across a great link while looking for something completely unrelated to the blog. Friday was one of those times.
Designer Heidi Handler, utilizes natural fabrics like silk, cotton, and muslin for the sculpturally perfect pieces in her Lovenia line. Personally, I’m a huge fan of natural fabrics , and Handler showcases these fabrics in a manner that makes you wonder why you’d ever want to wear something manmade again.Tea and mud dyeing lend a soft, organic touch to the pieces.
Handler’s couture training is quite evident in her debut S/S 08 capsule collection. I look forward to future collections.
Well, I pulled a disappearing act for the past month thanks to something I haven’t really mentioned on here. My job took me to another part of the state for most of July, but I was also working on a small capsule collection for a local fashion show. I created seven looks. Denver/Colorado is quite provincial when it comes to fashion or understanding fashion, but I had the opportunity to show pieces to an audience and I wasn’t going to turn it down. For one, it was a great motivator for actually completing what I started.
Unfortunately, I have very few and very poor quality photos of the show. I plan to put together a lookbook of my pieces in the next few months, and an edited video of the show will be posted shortly on my website. Site link for those of you who are interested, although the site is not quite up and running yet.
I’m already bursting with ideas for next year, and have figured that the best time for me to produce enough items to sell will be this winter when our work flow is slowed by the season.
Pictures below of the pieces right before I finished them up. I’ll post updated photos when I get a chance.