Friday, September 9, 2011

Plaid Basic 'Curvy' Corset

Remember how I was  planning another version of the 'Steampunk' Set in tartan/plaid?  If not check the original post here:-

Anyway I ended up using my Basic 'Curvy' pattern (now that it's been perfected).........but of course once it actually came together I found I wanted to make a few changes. The main being I wasn't as partial to the 'Ox Blood' leather with it as I thought I would be, so I ended up going black instead.......


I have cut out the 'Octo' Collar as well, though  I have yet to make it  up plus I'm also thinking about doing a skirt (I have a complete vision in my head so why not - it also means once I get back to Christchurch I can plan a photo shoot for the entire set) :)

*On another note I'm starting to think about next year.......I've been looking through my many sketch books, thinking about the piles of original designs I have that would be amazing to actually manifest (I would really like an opportunity to do more creative work). So I'm thinking a complete collection, with a Fashion Show or Exhibition the very least the satisfaction of starting work on some of my dream projects - it's a long list after all so it definitely time to get a start on :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Vogue Italia - September Issue 2011

Now onto the exciting news........Forge Fashion was contacted by  Stylist Elin Svahn (Karl Templer's Assistant) looking for a collar for a photoshoot/editorial inspired by the notorious Ethel Granger.
The shoot was for the September Issue of  Vogue Italia:-

Cover Vogue Italia September 2011
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Model: Stella Tennant

As currently seen on the front page of the Vogue Italia Wepage:-
Click pic above to see photos and video of the shoot

Collar By Forge Fashion

Forge Fashion Credit

Editorial 'The Discipline of Fashion'
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Fashion Editor: Karl Templer
Model: Stella Tennant

My collar appears in the editorials full spread (details and pics above click to enlarge), you can't see it overly well because Stella Tennant is planking across 2 pages as you can see....but hey my names credited on the page so there you go -Forge Fashion is definitely in Vogue! Very amused and excited!!

PVC Lace Corset & Collar Set

Here's some more recently completed work:-

-3 Layer Construction(strength layer included)
-Combination of 16 Flat & Spiral Steel Bones
-Contrast Lace Overlay
-Heavy Duty Hook & Eyes
-Satin Binding
-2 Piece Metal Eyelets in Silver
-Appropriate Length Black Lacing

Both the Corset & Collar are available in my ETSY Store:-