Gordana Niemela

Challenge One

For the jacket I designed a Chanel style sheer black net hoodie, with an oversized hood, and snakeskin trim.  Net sheer black bandeau top underneath. White silk dupioni  capri lined pants, with the matching snakeskin trim.  I envisioned an elegant couture sporty look for my design. I was inspired by python trim.  I  ended up making something a bit different then I had in mind due to my time restraints.

 

 

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Challenge Two

Based on the character La Mariposa from “Dead or Alive4” video game.

Using the game costume colors white and lilac, I made the entire ensemble with  satin taffeta. Corset is reversible with  white on inside and panels of lilac and white on the outside. Back has loops with satin ties of same color combination. Panels on the bottom of corset. Skirt has many panels and is reversible.   Lilac on the inside with gold hand painted scrolls.  Front is all in white.  Back has Swarovski Crystals (buttons) Wrist cuffs complete the outfit,  with Swarovski Crystal (buttons)Accessories include ab Swarovski crystal necklace which picks up the lilac color beautifully.

 

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Challenge Three

 

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Challenge Four

For this design, I used Silk dupioni that I hand dyed  in ombre blues colors. Top is white sheer net, with the silk insert across the bust, closing with a V back. Skirt consists of hand furrowed silk that took many many layers of silk and hours. Skirt is completely lined in the white silk fabric. Necklace is intricately hand hand beaded with  Swarovski crystals, beads and closes with a magnetic clasp.

 

 

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Challenge Five

 

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Challenge Six

 

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