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Wednesday, May 1, 2013


It feels like I've been doing swimwear for the longest damn time - from the day we got our brief til marking day (yesterday!!).. what was my life even

Well enough of that - let's get stuck into it!

Brief: To create a piece of 4 or 5 swimsuits with a minimum of 2 cover ups - inspired by one or a mixture of a few Cirque Du Soleil shows. 

We chose Varekai - which focuses mainly of organic forms, quite creaturesque and slick. We have incorporated knitted structures and a combination of broken/tweaked images of fish x-rays, organisms, bacteria and algae, along with what we call "skins" hand printed with tattoos and embellished. Prints have been developed by yours truly (a total of three) and were printed for us (sponsored by ThinkPositive).

So I guess now I'm presenting to you the finished designs - "Atlantis Royalty

Sketches done by Elise, CAD by yours truly 


I completely forgot to take a picture of the finished makeup.. Anyway we used cream shadows to create a mermaid gradient of colour around the temples and cheeks of the face, and then we used a net to create a resist with gold shadow, which left a nice soft texture. 

Web hair! I wish I could do this for myself - too bad it's short wahh...
(below) Knitted spine sculpture in amongst a crazy iridescent trimmed vest 

It was a super long day...............and it's been the longest term. I'm so glad it's over - now it's time for the next brief: tailoring!

Getting Messina w/ the crew ft. Jack in his AW.13 frankenstein vest ha ha 

I hope this post makes up for the past few months!! 
And I hope you guys are all swell xxxx



janice said...

You are incredible! x

Jeline Catt said...

Ohmygod your collection is absolutely amazing!! My jaw dropped. I would actually wear and buy them. <333 Great job, Vanessa!

Wendy. said...
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Wendy. said...

The collection is beyond amazing Vanessa! Lately I've been eyeing those kinds of prints and what you made is absolutely perfect! Kudos to you and your crew for doing such a wonderful job!

bella said...

so talented! loved the bathers so much, and the wangs are gorgeous man x

hypnotized-poison said...

omg you«re a genius, the swimmwear is amazing! and i love your new shoes, so amazing!
ly xx

MusicLuffler said...

Your collection turned out beautifully. I'm always blown away by your talent! And those new shoes look super cute!


Alicia N. said...

You're so strikingly talented! Love the designs!! :D

Neon Fox

Kate {Modette} said...

I can't get over the fact that you designed all these! You are so incredibly talented! PS, DYING over those Wangs - they are so beautiful! I'm in love, lucky girl! Xxx

Eleanor said...

omg aaaaahh YOU'RE AMAZING! <3 also, wangs.. please, i've never been more jealous!

Anthea Lau said...

omg those prints are absolutely unreal!! love all the crazy make up too, and your tan sandal heels are super gorgeous <3

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Anonymous said...

So cool, I Love it :)

Santenne of Crystallized Elements.

Gabrielle said...

Love your blog!
New follower here!

casper+pearl said...

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Sarah Madeline said...

wow this is all so cool! the process, the designs, the clothes, the pictures..bravo!


Ajeng Andianti said...

lovely dresses!
following each other would be great!


what beautiful creations! the shoes are fab as well xx

Michelle Wang said...

wow this is incredibly creative, you are so talented! i feel inspired.

xx Michelle

Kelly Willson said...

Beautiful collection. Thanks

Jenifor Kristen said...

Lovely looks.