Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Dude Looks Like a Lady

I was approached by a pet store owner at Leslie's wedding to design some high-end dog clothes. I did some research online and found mostly frilly, almost costume-like dresses for dogs so I decided to take another approach. I wanted to use my silk brocade remnants to make a more sophisticated, fitted, Kimono-inspired silhouette. Since I don't have a dog of my own, I enlisted our cat Clyde to pose as my model. This first design was my favorite with the contrast in colors, wide sash & loophole cutout at the neckline.

The second design was simpler with just a wide sash that wrapped around the waist.

The buttons at the neckline give this design a touch of class. The green goes well with Clyde's eyes...

Finally, I frilled it up a bit with this tulle skirt attachment.