My gratitude also to Juliet Wilson associate producer extraordinaire and fashion icon for the State of Design for her invitation to participate. The dresses were made in an open studio at the event, with quite a bit of preparation beforehand and were created entirely from paper. Allyssa my gorgeous niece is wearing a silk top with the embroidered skirt as the bodice is still a work in progress. Allyssa and Hannah modeled the dresses and the dresses were transformed by these beautiful women into living artworks.
They really took my breath away. Allyssa was cheered as she glided through the hall and a stylist happened to pass as Hannah was dressing and felt compelled to do hair and make-up. I feel extraordinarily blessed by the opportunity to create, the people who helped me and the encouraging feedback received. I made some industry contacts that I hope will lead to these dresses being shown in magazines and some translated into wearable fabric designs.