When I got this commission I just knew that it was going to be a good one.
When I talked to my client about this project, and saw how stunning she was I just knew that I was going to make a feather trimmed corset, as talk about wings was discarded on the grounds of them being cumbersome to dance in we finally came to the design of a bolero with feathered arms and collar to hint at folded wings.
This was my original sketches:
The corset featured a blue grey centre panel intended to represent the breast of the bird and feathers to be applied around the front panels and suggested towards the back. I didn't want to put feathers on the back because they would most certainly receive a lot of wear.
I also ended up making a fascinator and some little feather embellishmenst to go over her boots with the left over feathers.
And the final garments look like this...(sadly so far no photo's from the clients)