Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Institute of Dress

One of my recent projects was doing makeup for the fall collection of an emerging fashion line, Institute of Dress. Designed by the duo Abby Lutz and Rachel Ancliffe, I of D presents pieces that are both beautifully tailored and perfectly draped, incorporating fine silk, wool, lace and hand-dyed fabrics. Not only do they look fabulous on models, they are designed to complement the female body from size 0 to 14. (I can personally attest to the amazing fit over my curves ;) The line was just awarded first place for women's ready-to-wear by the 2008 International Design Awards, a competition featuring visionary concepts in fashion, interiors, graphics and products. Represented by the prestigious Showroom Seven, Institute of Dress is poised to become a wardrobe staple of fashionistas worldwide.

The fall '09 looks were shot by photographer Shane Canyon Walsh in an artist's studio in the infamous graffiti building, 5 Pointz. Backlit with natural daylight, Shane created a wonderful glow around our model, Emily, and I loved the way it reflected the highlights on her face. We decided to pair her luminous skin with a smoldering eyeshadow in deep purple, black and gold. Emily's strawberry blond hair was wrapped in an off-set, organic bun by hairstylist Jamal Hodges. The images are being used for the designer's website and printed promotional materials.

All the best, I of D, looking forward to working with you again soon!

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