Vionnet inspired design with a surrealist head-piece

◊ Dress & Headpiece Designer, Cutter and Milliner – Robyn Murphy
◊ 1930’s dress Tutor – Sheryl Pilkinton
◊ Millinary Tutor – Rosie Boylan
Details of Dress – Ink toned heavy silk satin. 8m of fabric was cut to create the bias panels. Custom matching covered buttons attached at shoulders with hand stitched thread bars. Construction of dress requires hand sewn seams before being machine sewn.
Details of Head pieceHand made pattern to form the shape of the eye. Five seperate layerings create the eye lashes with six pieces constructing the eye lids. Layering made with heavy crinoline with the fusing of the matching heavy silk satin and navy velvet. Beading is then sewn on the underside of the eyelids. Pupil is hand trimmed with a navy woven braid, then beaded to follow the swirl. Finished with a wide netting over the face with small beads sewn in.
Modelled by Christie Milton
Make up by Samara Gildea
Photography by Ashleigh Kennedy

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