25 September 2015
TEHANI dress: Polynesian name which means : “The caresses of fragrant flowers” the meaning of this name takes us gently to levels where the ethereal dances in the invisible but with a perceptible scent. In this work of art, every cut corresponds to several folds fixed by little crystal tubes left free to create rounded hems just like “collars” irregularly folded.
Each single part of the item either made of organdy, crèpe or silk satin, is strictly dyed by hand which create unique nuances in the range of powder pink, old rose, pink pastel and intense pink forming colour vibrations where its pigments get together intensifying its shade and then disperse to pale.
The photos of the dress making process lead to the details: asymmetries of the hundreds of little folds, gathered in the skirt cuts enriched by drawstring hems whose tips resemble crystal drops.
The mermaid style spreads in three large petals of bias, two on the sides and one forming a train on the back.
Two front panels produce a sense of uprightness and impetus as forming a central slit due to its crossings, .
The lace fastening on the back allows a bigger size fit.
The contrast between stiffness and curveness of the Line of this gown is highlighted by its pink colour.
Pleats, panels, rigid organza for the skirt petals and hues recall the Egyptian elements like pleated linen and lotus flowers.
Extremely interesting model. It has required many hours of work to draft it and make it.