A few weeks ago, I randomly came across a great new site called Inspirare, which lets up and coming designers post up their work online, in which selected designs are chosen to be produced with the designers themselves earning a substantial royalty fee from pieces sold. There is an ongoing competition on the site to launch their shop, where the chosen winner will have the winning piece produced. Of course, seeing this as a great opportunity, I have entered three garments from my latest collection into the competition.
It would mean the world to me if you could all take a minute to head over to Inspirare, sign up for an account, and put in your votes for my work!
My entries stem from a collection inspired by sea storms set against a stormy night environment.
Now...about the pieces in the competition:
BLUE WHALE BLOUSE
Very excited that this is also featured on the Discover page of the site!
The blouse consists of a double layer sleeve of silk georgette with silk organza as the top layer. The sleeves are supposed to resemble the billowing sales of the ships in the midst of a storm on the seas.
The sleeves, as well as the body of the blouse, are cut in one piece without any seams, to illustrate the fluid and continuous quality of the ocean waters.
A silk satin dress with a front panel that is cut and layered to resemble waves as well as the construction of the basic cable knit.
A silk velvet tailored jacket where the sleeve is draped to resemble that of the interlocking portion of a basic knit cable at the elbow region. The velvet fabric showcases the luminosity of the ocean waters on a moonlit night. And the peplum refers to the overlapping, overpowering strength and movement of the crashing waves on the waters.
Once again, you can vote at my Inspirare page! Thanks so much!
More designs and work to come, I promise.
Photographer: Vinh Luong
Make-Up/Hair: Candice Crawford