Flora's Gown

scale mannequin size 1/8

Female beauty, with no doubt, is something that leads, enchants and impresses various artists since ancient times. Feminine shapes, complexion, and proportions are typically collocated with nature and one of its most beautiful and expressive site - flora.

fragment of an embroiderythe bodice of an embroidered dressthe back side of an embroidered dress

On thinking about the idea for this dress I thought about the traditional expression of female beauty, reminding the shape of an hourglass, dancing layered skirt that can hardly reveal hips, keeping them in a seductive secret by the cover of blooming flower buds.

close up of an embroidered dress

There are many different techniques applied to for making, the flower design is hand-stitched with cotton, silk and metal threads, the flowers are made of silk organza, shaped and gathered by hand. 

full size embroidered dress