Costumer's Notebook

Often as I'm working I get curious peeks over my shoulder at my various notebooks to see my sketches and what I'm working on. Working off this idea, I named my blog "Costumer's Notebook" to help share some of the design work, the challenges, the triumphs and the end results of putting together productions or projects. I've found the people really enjoy getting to see what goes on behind the scenes. 

"Morning"

“Morning” is a gown inspired by the rising sun shining through dew-laden spider webs. It embodies the concept of morning rays piercing the cool woodlands with its radiance.

The corset is constructed with layers of silver lamé chiffon that shimmer from underneath an overlay of devoré silk velvet in a leaf and branch pattern. 90” of delicate, spider-web silk (crinkle georgette) cascades from each side of the upper back to the floor in floating waves.

The skirt is constructed from white devoré silk-satin in a delicate twig pattern. It is overlaid on a pure silk habotai liner in the blushing cameo pink of morning. All materials (except for strength layers) are 100% imported silk. 1/4" steel bones. Hand finished.

This gown is from a 6-part collection of original designs by Rachael Kras. Each gown derives inspiration from the spirit of a woodland aspect- “Morning”, “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, “Winter” and “Night”.

Purchase this gown for $1,200 here

Gown design and construction: Rachael Kras

Photography: Amanda Tipton

Model: Candice Bergeron, Ballet Dancer

HMUA: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec

To the reader: Thank you for finding inspiration in these photos. Please preserve all credits for the artists involved when sharing. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Design and Construction: Rachael Kras | Photography: Amanda Tipton | Model: Candice Bergeron | HMAU: Meredith Strathmeyer Worobec. All rights reserved.

Inspiration/concept board for this project...

 Inspiration for this gown... Left photo:  Donna DeMari Photography . Upper Right:  Stephanie Law, Artist . Lower Right:  Marcsi Kesjarne

Inspiration for this gown... Left photo: Donna DeMari Photography. Upper Right: Stephanie Law, Artist. Lower Right: Marcsi Kesjarne

To the reader: Thank you for finding inspiration in these photos. Please preserve all credits for the artists involved when sharing. All rights reserved.