YEAR 12 FINAL
CUSTOM PLUNGE DRESS
Formal and bridal wear has always been apart of Bronierose. Two of the main gowns created include the floral gown and veil made for the designers year 12 final in 2018 as well as the custom made plunge gown made specifically for a year 12 formal in 2020.
The technical illustration for the floral bridal gown (left) and the plunge gown (right) both feature a similar silhouette with a plunge neck, long skirts and low backs. Unlike the floral bridal gown the plunge gown was designed and created specifically for a clients year 12 formal with strict design specifications in place.
Gowns and veil development sketches, thumbnails and floral tests.
Through the trial and error made in the development of the veil, the dress' floral arrangements were decided to ensure both the veil which was a first term assignment and dress were in sink. This is to ensure as a final full bridal outfit both elements connected.
The custom made formal gown began with an initial toile which was made out of a cheap material with the measurements of the client. This is to ensure all aspects of the dress were correct and visually to the clients needs and wants. Slight changes were then made for the final garment.
The development of the design for the veil entailed aspects of both trial and error as well as many design sketches and manipulations to work towards the final bridal accessory.
Below feature some of the more important pages within the design process.
The final floral gown consisted of a short shear dress covered both top and bottom in motifs with an tulle overlay creating a layered skirt. The gown has a plunge cross over neck line as well as a low back. The waist of the gown where the tulle skirt meets the sheer dress is covered by hand made synthetic floral embellishments in the same fabric as seen on the veil.
The final veil had both natural dried out flowers as well as hand made, synthetic flowers created from fabric. The length of the veil came down to the floor (for the particular client in mind). The head piece is made from felted wool and attached to the hair with a comb clip.
The final plunge gown as seen below on the client was made with a thick stretch fabric. The front and back plunge have elastic straps placed in specific spots to the clients body to ensue it is not only secure on the client but sits properly.