I fell in love with a chenille, sequins, lace & mesh fabric months ago. It drove my recent collection called Town & Country. I had my choice of many color ways and I chose navy as it seemed to be resort like. Mix it up with a navy ponte and you are off to a resort for the holidays, 2017. Think Hawaii, the Caribbean, or even Mexico. Not to mention Aspen, Vail or Jackson Hole.
Photos of the Sequins, Lace, Mesh & Ponte Fabrics
Here is the sequined fabric with a light underlay that I tested to see if I was happy with the contrast.
I began draping the fabrics to see how they would look as a collection. You will see how this morphed into something else as time goes on. This was just the beginning. The draping process is just the start of any collection. To see a gown from start to finish visit my dressmaking page.
Choosing the design to compliment the sequins.
The sequins spoke to me in many different forms. I treated it like a knit so it would mold close to the body. I draped most of the shapes, as this fabric had a mind of its own. Once I got the technique down I was off and running. I felt like I could shape this fabric into anything I wanted. For the Town & Country Collection I visualized women wearing the sequins with jeans and boots as well as out to a gala. All one needs to do is change up the pieces.
Imagine this tunic without the lace leggings, a perfect party dress. Wear the tunic with jeans and boots, out in the country, or if you live near me, up in the mountains. So versatile.
Ponte fabric adds a new dimension to the collection.
Ponte fabric is another new fabric for Brooks Ltd. It is easy to wear, comfortable and has no season.
Here is my version of a LBD(little black dress). Mine is navy blue!
Take this LND (little navy dress) and mix it up with navy leggings and you have a whole new look.
In the city, in the mountains.
This collection has just begun. I will write more about the actual runway show in my next blog. See more samples like this on my About Town Lifestyle Clothing page!