Dior. Again. Im sorry, But there is just so many amazing outfits to sketch from the Galliano Years. Spring Couture 2007 was the season of Japan. Galliano took influence from the east in flowers, art-work and origami.
Here are the original breathtaking outfits.
The first dress was inspired by a beautiful wilting flower. The peplum skirt has been treated to make it look so realistic. The long column shirt, structured jacket and circular hat are all embroidered with silver dandelions.
The silhouette of this look exaggerates many areas of the models figure. A typical Dior look with a small waist and voluminous skirt is also matched with a high collared ‘Kimono’ style jacket and large ‘saucer’-esq hat.
This dress also featured the technique of colour-merging which I have used before many times, recently in the last few illustrations from the Dior Fall 2007 collection.
To make the peplum look like a wilting flower, it is dyed from an earthy green at the centre of the waist into a pale peach at the tips.
The second look was a Large dresscoat. A enormous pleated fan collar frames the models face and a beautiful embroidered sea-scape runs along the hem. Large Kimono-inspired sleeves complete the coat.
The fan-like ruff around the models neck has been starched so it stays in shape but also retains some movement as the model walks. Fine-liners helped create the definite lines around the neck and bodice.
The hem of the coat is actually inspired by the famous wood-block pring “The Great Wave of Kanagawa” by Japanese Artist Katsushika Hokusai from around 1830. Galliano took the iconic image and had it embroidered around the hem to give a greater impact to this beautiful coat.
I actually posted a ‘Preview Image’ of my sketch on my TWITTER account earlier, The image I was working from is from the ‘DIOR Couture by Patrick Demarchelier’ book which I bought last week.
The last look is a top and shirt combination. The structured white jacket features and exaggerated hip and layered shoulder, as well as a large bloom of lime green satin draped from the models back. It is paired with an embroidered pattern Coral column skirt.
The jacket is very structured with two folded lime green and black panels runing down the front. The jacket was also embroidered with gold flowers and birds which I used thin, gold pen for.
The skirt is actually made from a material with an incredibly intricate floral motif. I tried to recreate it exactly but it made the sketch look too cluttered so I used a simplified version.
Every garment in this collection is outstandingly beautiful. I urge you to check it out HERE.
Maybe take some time as well to visit my WEBSITE as it has alot of past work on it and some other projects I have worked on.