Australian Fashion Awards Update 2018
Bodice/ Top Redesign
This gown was originally an entry into the Australian Fashion Awards 2017 where it was awarded the Encouragement Award for 2017
Feeling there could be improvements to the simple bustier style of the original design for the bodice of this gown; a new design was drafted and created. The moulded thermo plastic bodice was deemed no longer appropriate for the aesthetic of the outfit while the skirt warranted no changes.
The new bodice design took inspiration from the shape and styles of gusseted corsets from the Victorian era. The corsets angular shapes, specifically the triangular "gussets" influenced the panels of the bodice and the overall cut of the silhouette while the remnants of the bustier style of the original top can still be seen.