My goodness it’s been a long while since my last post!!
During my time away from writing on this blog about my couture studies&work I’ve made some amazing pieces of couture clothing. And what a journey it’s been!
Throughout this journey I’ve pondered over the meaning of couture clothing, the making of such, and the practicality of wearing these incredibly detailed works. Much of this exploration has been posted through my Instagram, where most of these posts would happen while I was working on my couture projects ( I call these live posts!).
Sewing with couture techniques is slow going, there is no question, and it is no secret how much I love sewing by hand – a couture production necessity. Besides working on couture sewing techniques, I’ve also ventured into the world of embroidery, studying such through workshops with amazing artists such as Richard McVetis and Hanny Newton . My next area of study will be passementerie with artist Elizabeth Ashdown, and I’m really looking forward to exploring this artform.
I’ve got some very exciting things in store for this next leg of my couture journey. Now that I’ve conquered the challenge of fitting and the hesitation of working with fine fabrics, I’m ready to move into a more artistic mode of couture design. I have recently been studying the work of Japanese designers such as Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, and Issey Miyake, with paying particular attention to the finishing details of their works and also the potential of personal expression through a garment. So, here I go venturing back into my visual arts world, which is an amazing place to be as well!