For Valentines this year I thought I design one dress but ended up with twelve instead. A dress inspired by each decade from the 1910s to the 2020s with my Valentines spin.
1910s - Key to my Heart Coat - inspired by Paul Poiret's coats of 1916
1910s too - Valentine Ensemble inspired by Paul Poiret's Sorbet dress
1920s - Champagne Hearts - ruffled tulle dress with hearts. Chest heart inspired by Sophie Fedorovich costume designer.
1930s - Love Spiral Dress - Bias cut silk gown with printed and beaded hearts
1940s - Hidden Hearts Dress - Black tulle gown with illusion neckline and heart motifs
1950s - Candy Love Dress - pink printed silk asymmetric dress with full skirt.
1960s - Mini Hearts Dress - appliqued panel cut mini dress inspired by Pierre Cardin heart dress
1970s - Floaty Love Dress - Block printed muslin dress with hearts and flowers
1980s - Pretty Love Dress - Red velvet mini dress with heart bust and sequin jacket. Inspired by Pretty Woman and would look amazing on Cher.
1990s - Grungy Love Ensemble - Mesh heart vest and layered skirt with white vest and rhinestone straps. Worn with Converse high tops. Inspired by Grunge and Gwen Stefani.
Y2K 2000s - AK Love Dress - Pink satin logo printed bias cut dress with lilac faux fur stole.
2020s - Love is Love dress - Fringed full skirted dress with colour changing hearts. (ready for insta)
I love designing, coming up with ideas and being inspired again. Also realised how old I was when it came to 1990s and Y2K as these designs were a struggle to define. There was so much inspiration to choose from with each decade but like today, no era is defined by just one look. These are just some of my favourites.
Wish I had the time to make these all a reality. Happy Valentines.