How it all began….
We brought in a great pair of vintage, men’s Pendelton pants (pictured above). Perfect, except, they were a 26 in. inseem. I had so many dapper men who wanted these pants but none short enough for them. Hmmm, ‘what if I shorten them and make knickerbockers?’ This is when I decided to do a 30’s themed modified vintage line for a photo shoot and then… walk down the runway at Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show ’14. It made sense since our last photo shoot was focused on the 20’s. Since I went very true to period on the 1920’s shoot, I thought it would be fun to give the 30’s a high fashion twist. Once I decided to make knickerbockers, I thought it would be fun to use the leftover material to create one-of-a-kind bow ties and ascots. They looked fantastic on the girls as well! I partnered the pants with vintage sweaters, vests, tops, button suspenders, jewelry and hats. The ladies wore modern shoes while the guys wore vintage military boots. For the dressed-up look, I took unwearable fur coats and sewed them into collars and clutches to be worn with true vintage dresses that needed lots of love. Many of them needed new zippers and lots of stitching. I am really happy with how everything came together! Thankful for hair and make-up artists that took it to a high fashion level.
As a coordinator of Couve Couture Fashion Show I wanted to take my designer portion of the show to a new level adding video and special music. I asked Bobby P. and Kenneth Luba of Beyond the Eve DV to come out and film a mini-movie during the photo shoot that would be viewed while the models walked down the runway. My hope was to create an ‘experience’ for the attendees with 3-D, 2-D and audio. So thankful for Stevie and Zoe of The Empress Estate in Woodland Washington for letting us take over their beautiful estate. It was an early morning but a beautiful one!