Monday, June 21, 2010

GARDEN PARTY

I have two passions in life, books and silks! When I was in NYC I had a large collection of fashion books, some I have keep after I move to Miami, others I sold or gave to the library. It broke my heart parting with them, but I just could not bring them.


One of the books I’m glad I keep with me is “The Opulent Era” by Elizabeth Ann Coleman. The book is a rare look at the early haute couture houses in Paris. It gives the reader an inside of the houses of Worth, Doucet and Pingat. I love the dress on the cover, it is an evening dress from the House of Worth [1902] designed by Jean-Philippe Worth. I love this dress and always wanted to design something base on it. The dress is so feminine, light and airy so unlike the other dresses from the era.
The opportunity to do something inspire by the dress is finally here, I found a print with the feel of the dress. It is on Charmeuse and Chiffon, I got them both, just have to have them. I will be using also one color Charmeuse in both the pink and the violet.
The fabrics had arrived today and I’m very pleased to see the print is just perfect. I will be making several dresses out of these fabrics, but I’m still not made up my mind about trims, or technique I’d uses. I’d let the fabrics talk to me. In the mean time, here are some pics of fabrics and a lace, I might or may not use, I hope you love them as much as I do!

8 comments:

paco peralta said...

El conjunto de las telas es impresionante y estoy seguro de que de tus manos saldran vestidos maravillosos..

ahhhh...como se te ocurrió dejar los libros....???? Es así la vida, a veces no se puede con el "equipaje".

Besos,

Paco

上心上心 said...

期待你每一篇文章......................................................................

CRUZ BARRIENTOS said...

Paco, no sabes lo mucho que me dolio el tener que hacerlo, tenia Libros aque ya ni se consiguen.En especial unos de Balenciaga,creo que tu tienes uno de ellos, pero que se va ser.

alethia said...

I love them, they are truly inspired by the dress in the photo, How about making a modern interpretion of the dress for a modern woman

雅竹 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。....................................................................

CRUZ BARRIENTOS said...

I'm glad you like the fabrics Alethia. Yes the dress in the pic will be inspiring up todays looks. At the moment I'm working on the patterns for two evenings looks. I will be posting pics soon.
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Cindy Ann said...

Ooooh, lovely! I can't wait. Good to see you back here Cruz.

Hemp Butterfly said...

gorgeous!!!!

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