Hello goldies, hello spring!
My theme concerning this post is spring and I believe I could not find a better way to welcome it!
Spring is the season that celebrates rebirth, regrowth and renewal. It is the inherently upbeat season that joy is oozing from every stitch and every seam. The most saturated and vivid color palette that gives way to excitement and optimism.
When we were at the Q gardens in Zygi, where the photo shooting took place, the kids that were there were running towards Olivia (the model) calling her ”the flower queen”, and I think I had achieved my purpose. I tried to represent spring in my design by adopting primary elements of fashion during Renaissance.
Fashion in the period of Renaissance (1550–1600) was characterized by increased opulence. Colorful fabrics (also like spring fashion), embroidery, applied trims, and other forms of surface ornamentation remained prominent. The wide silhouette, conical for women with breadth at the hips and high collars had reached its peak in the 1530s, and by mid-century a tall, narrow line with a V-shaped waist was back in fashion. Sleeves and women’s skirts then began to widen again, with emphasis at the shoulder that would continue into the next century.
Taking into account all these aspects, I designed the dress that you can see below.
That’s all for today. More to come next week.
P.S.: Excuse me for the excessive writing!
Model: Olivia Constantinides
Make up: Vaso Yiacoumi
Photography: Stelios Stylianou for Inception Noir Studios