Dans La Lune: Senior Collection
Dans La Lune is inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and is a women’s designer RTW collection aimed at tenacious women who have reached the top of their field and need clothes that transition easily for every occasion. It is filled with fantasy and magic. Think of a secret garden where fairies flutter from flower to flower unbeknownst to the garden’s keeper and you have the essence of Dans La Lune.
Throughout the design process I was thinking of the big picture down to the tiniest detail. My customer is a busy woman and doesn’t have time to think about what accessories she’s going to wear. She has to jump in a taxi and go to a fundraising event straight from the office! That’s why I planned and produced a six look collection composed of separates, jewelry, and a clutch so she’ll be covered six days out of the week (she gets Sunday off). So, my customer might throw a jacket over look 6 while she’s at work, but she’ll keep the removable necklace and the wrap skirt in her bag for later that evening.
Here’s how the production process worked:
- Drafted production patterns, fit samples on models, and created tech packs within 1 1/2 months.
- Illustrated two original prints and collaborated with DPI print services to create the textiles.
- Developed and executed six beading/embroidery designs, eleven jewelry designs, and the clutch.
- Constructed the collection within two months allowing for fittings in the final fabrics.
Class: Senior Collection Design & Workroom
School: Stephens College School of Design