I study Industrial and Fashion Design in college. And although I’m still on the very beginning of it (it’s been only a year), I already have some classes on draping -which is, if you don’t know, the mechanisms to build a piece of clothing directly on a mannequin’s body-.
The semester is nearly ending, so it comes the time for the final works. And, for this class’ work, I must create an outfit based on a song. Thinking how I could bring the ideia the closest possible to lingerie, I chose a song about a showgirl.
I’ve loved the “Costello Music” album for quite a while, and the pin-up illustrations, by Sam Hadley, were responsible for the first time I fell in love for the vintage aesthetic. So, ok, it was the perfect song and the perfect excuse to do lingerie-inspired clothing. I had to check out for pictures related to the sensations this song causes on me, which would be some teasing, something like a cute stripper, very sassy and naughty but with a bit of a fake innocence.
I really like the music video for this song, as well, because it’s full of girls and inspirations. And one of them, that passes very quickly through the camera sometimes, was the starting point for my search for styles. Here are some pictures I found that illustrated perfectly what I wanted.
So, as I had to create things with the techniques taught in class, I chose a simple corset (probably with no structure, since I don’t know how to do it. But if I find out in a few weeks, maybe…) and a mini mini skirt. I wish I could make a short, but it wasn’t part of the things we learnt, so i had to choose the skirt. And frills. I love frills, they seem easy to make (or maybe buy, if I find in the colors I want) and apply in the skirt and corset.
After a lot of doo doo doo, doo doo doo of the song in my head, plenty of sketching and asking friends about how do they think it looks, I finally came to a final drawing. At least that’s what I think so, I still have a few weeks so I can change it if I feel like doing it. But, for now, I like it, and proudly present to you my Chelsea Dagger lingerie-inspired final work’s sketch!
So… what do you think!? I would love to hear feedback!