In accordance to the theme the five senses, I created a piece focused on sight. Radiance and brilliance is my main subject.
My process involves orthodox methods used in haute couture such as draping, TR patterns, and bead embroidery. Modern corsets usually involve vertical panels, but I recreated my pattern so the panels would be sewn diagonally.
A layer of washer organdy was added on the right side of the bust, glass organdy was added to the left. Please take note of how the different textures reflect light.
12,000 drops of four different colors of beads were used to create a difference in radiance and gradation of brilliance. By three dimensionally sewing beads I created depth in order to introduce an element of shadow and light.
The waist is composed of black, grey and silver fabric to create a gradation of light and shade.
3000 drops of beads and sequins were each three dimensionally sewn in a specific manner according to their color to engage and captivate. The silver sequins have an added layer of semi translucent aurora sequins, which allows my piece to have a different appearance depending on the angle it's viewed from.
I believe it took me at least one hundred hours to create this piece. I wanted to make a captivating corset with a lasting impact.