The 'Golden Goddess' Limited Edition Dress at London Fashion Week Events and Valentine's Masquerade Ball at Home House
I would like to say thank you to Iskra Yordanova and Duccio Zambrini and friends for inviting us to exhibit with DI Events, and I look forward to our catwalk show at The No. 41 Club in Kensington on 24th March 2017.
The limited edition 'Golden Goddess' dress which retails at £180.00 is made using recycled white silk, distressed golden lace and features cream satin ribbons, thigh split and an exceptionally flattering cut. It is delivered within a limited edition box, with a hand signed print - luxurious packaging to be treasured.
A romantic, shimmering and feminine design which is evocative of artistic freedom, of a 'Modern Renaissance' and also staging a statement to reduce waste and consumption. The resulting images are suggestive of Vincent Van Gogh's ' The Starry Night', containing mesmerising, impressionism swirls and textures.
Van Gogh painted the landscape behind at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, here we face the city which has folded after twilight has fallen into its rivers and streets waiting to be discovered, of the houses, hotels and palaces which are set to unfurl in splendour, when the constellations emerge.
The dress was photographed by Abi Hollister in another collaboration with luxury jewellery designer Lily Flo Jewellery who creates beautiful, wearable and sustainably sourced fine jewellery, for her A/W 2017 Lookbook and Promotional Campaign for Indie Faces at London Fashion Week, and is modelled by Leila Glen, at Somerset House.
Lily Flo's exquisite fine necklace 'Astra' which retails at £105.00 is covered in tiny gold stars, shimmering and glimmering gracefully on the wearer, lighting their every movement.
Who says that recycling can't enter the luxury market, can't be also be beautiful?
Quoting from Leon Kaye in The Guardian he outlines that the World Wildlife Fund has estimated that it takes 8,500litres (2, 245 gallons) to raise 1kg (2.2 pounds) of cotton lint - enough to make a pair of cotton jeans. I am not against buying a new pair of jeans! Particularly when the supply chain is traceable and transparent, when workers have been paid fairly in decent working conditions. However, when I see exquisite things that might be otherwise be discarded, and when there is the opportunity to restore, I am creatively inspired to made something pretty which loves to be flaunted and worn. I love to create artwork, affordable and wearable pieces.
My production lines are currently existing of limited editions made using carefully selected fabrics which would otherwise have gone to landfill. Sustainable beauty enhances the wearer - the aesthetic quest for individuality yet to be accepted, beauty, but to not simply be known for beauty, autonomy - yet to be directed, cherished and to be constantly learning, and to teach and share knowledge is common to millennials as we navigate the rise of the relatively of truth, the accessibility of shared knowledge, and demand for a more beautiful world.
The resplendent Valentine's Masquerade Ball at Home House was a splendid opportunity to showcase some of the new designs which I have been working on from my studio at Somerset House, modelled by Alessandra Beautyside, and my dress 'Buttercup Sunshine' is worn by soul singer and dear friend and vocal tutor Sarah Iman Telman.