The Intricate Lace Dress
First of all, the feathers. Plumes of ostrich are burnt with a devoré technique to save just the finest ribbon of feather. 200 are then individually sewn onto the skirt, with a sequin at the stitch to catch the light.
The atelier meticulously hand-cut each twist and turn of lace for the botanical shapes that embellish the bodice. They are then hand-appliquéd with invisible stitches – a technique reminiscent of traditional Parisian couture. Deep sapphire blue glass stones and crystals cluster at the centre of the lace petals – subtle adornment in tone on tone colour.
Up close, in detail, this dress took time, and tells a tale.