The concept for this design was ‘blooming lady’. I wanted to showcase visually what the word , madame, means to me. My mother likes to give me and my four younger sisters cameo necklaces and jewelry and I wanted to bring that image to the garment. I am very much influenced by the victorian era and I think that shows in this garment.
I like the silhouette against the roses in this graphic, great contrast of color and use of layering. However, I would be interested in seeing a more timeless silhouette used.
A Commonwealth Foundation program