I know some people design in collections, but when I get inspiration for a piece it usually comes in a flash.
The piece on a model with makeup and lighting and everything posing in the way that best compliments the piece.
and then its gone.
This specific design came to me while I was working my day-job. I was thinking about Alexander McQueen's latest runway show and how raw and sexually charged it was.
Thinking back, This design is a culmination of most of the things I've come to love in the fahsion world.
The mermaid style skirt, "New Look" style lapels and panniered couture hips of the top all reference the glamour of Dior both under the original designer and through the looking glass of John Galliano.
The patent leather all over effect is a call to the edgy and sexy appeal of the clothes of Alexander McQueen
The 18th century detailing in the stitching is all a reference to my favorite century in fashion
TA DAA! Maybe this will be a theme for a later collection.
(I picture a 'courtesan' traveling across the desert, going from saloon outpost to saloon outpost on the search for something better than what she has; a life that's better than what she has. She still has the sex appeal, but its not all in showing skin. Her sex appeal has become apart of her being and is expressed in anything she wears.)