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I missed most of nyfw for tiff_net this year which was amazing! But i was able to see a few shows which only motivated me more to finish my own pieces... i used to make kimonos only and sell them on Etsy & IG..i‘ve given away many to my demanding sisters & friends, but this one will stay with me forever! Throwback to shooting this a few weeks ago👘 .
Behind the Piece: after sketching this and going fabric sourcing in LA, i found this beautiful print and bought it.. i started constructing the pattern and layed it on the fabric just to realize i didnt have enough..this is a ‚border print‘ so its crucial to lay your pattern in a way that makes sense for the design.. anyway i went back and they were out of it, so i was forced to change the pattern construction and use some other gold fabric I had left from a swim wear collection I made.. both textiles are not usually sewn together as the materials don’t naturally agree.. it needed to be backed and enforced for it to work and hold its weight...if you look closely u‘ll be able to see.. and so this is the story of only one piece from developing the idea to producing it... there is so much that goes into designing clothes, esp when u do everything yourself from sketching, pattern making, sourcing, sewing.. and then selling lols.. when you go to a show next time...keep in mind how much work has gone into those pieces! 🧡 shivaxmoshi nyfw2018