A VIEW TO CREATE

IXIAH - A VIEW TO CREATE
IXIAH - A VIEW TO CREATE
 

This was a collection that for me, just came alive & took on a life of its own as it developed and evolved.

I began designing as I always do sketching and drawing all my ideas. I then chose a small few to make with my incredible pattern maker here in Sydney.  We cut out the patterns, play with the placement of beading, lace & trims for each style. To get style right we toile every piece - so many of my ideas fail as I am always trying to create such interesting shapes that challenge patterns and fabrics. We created styles that had to be cancelled or created into something else; a maxi skirt, a dress, a start at a new outlaw skirt. I worked and worked on these and persevered but nothing worked. The styles I had chosen just fell flat and just weren't IXIAH for me. I played around with the fabrications and my embroidered lace. It wasn't until I got my raw fringing that the ideas started to come alive. I could (FINALLY) see clearly what needed to come into play. As I got deeper into the process I started to add more - more lace trims on the edges, stronger lines, more draping and the list goes on. It is so unbelievably hard to put into words what goes into every piece I make and the enduring journey that I take to get it to launch to you!

I think the biggest struggle for me was the 'Time will Tell Dress'. This piece I fit 3 or 4 times. I made sample after sample. This dress has 3 fabrics, a lace binding, a fringe cotton binding, a lace trim and 3 different types of beads that all worked and complemented each other - it was the fit, the frills and the effect of flattering the body that almost forced me to cancel this style completely. But I persevered and its out top selling style this month so YAY! I hope you all love this collection as much as I have poured my soul into it. 

IXIAH - A VIEW TO CREATE

I think the biggest struggle for me was the 'Time will Tell Dress'. This piece I fit 3 or 4 times. I made sample after sample. This dress has 3 different fabrics, a lace binding, a fringe cotton binding, a lace trim and 3 different types of beads that all worked and complimented each other - it was the fit, the frills and the effect of flattering the body that almost forced me to cancel this style completely. But I persevered and it is now one of the top selling styles!  I hope you all love this collection as much as I have poured my soul into it.

IXIAH - A VIEW TO CREATE

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