Pleased to announce I have the opportunity to show the Graffiti Couture Collection on the catwalk. Alexandra Zvi will be part of the MAD Fashion Showcase 2017 on Saturday March 25th at St Kilda Town Hall.

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I thought I’d share my process for this event. First of all I needed to find 6 models. This done I’ve been allocating existing pieces to my Models and creating new one-off garments for others.

I am privileged to be working with some wonderful models, I’ve chosen a diverse range of models, some are novices, other experienced, I have costume designers, singers, dancers and actresses helping me to showcase my creations. All these women have wonderful confidence and great personality.

One of my models is Amber Gelinas. Amber is a glamourous women; as well as modelling Amber also acts.

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I am creating  for her, a made to measure boned corset top and silk chiffon full-length skirt. As the concept of the Graffiti Couture is all about using up-cycled fabrics and trimmings I’m using scraps of couture lace passed onto me by a wedding dress manufacturer and gorgeous printed silk fabric that was left over from another collection.

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The Process: First of all, using Amber’s measurements, I built these measurements on to the mannequins using wadding, and modelled the corset straight onto the stand. After a successful fitting with Amber, I began to cut the pieces out in the over-dyed graffiti splashed art coats and co-ordinating brown denim.

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Working with the Graffiti fabric, I strategically positioned the lace pieces on to the panels, and using the freehand feature on the sewing machine sewed the lace into place. Now I’m ready to have another fitting before, lining and boning the corset.

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I’ll post another blog soon as I progress.

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For now, here is the information for the showcase:

Saturday, March 25 at 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM

St Kilda Town Hall

Cnr Carlisle St and Nepean Hwy, St Kilda, Victoria 3182

If you are quick you can win two tickets for the show.

https://www.facebook.com/madfashionaustralia/photos/gm.414902088857477/1197603730335186/?type=3&theater

Early bird tickets ends on February 25th.

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