Laura Kane Designs

Personal portfolio of fashion and costume designer Laura Kane


Site updated and custom prom dress progress!

Posted by Laura on April 13, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Hey everyone!

I've added some updates to the website! My Yukari Hayasaka costume has been added to the "Cosplay Costumes" section and new photographs have been added to the Cage Skirt Dress, Gradient Gown, and the Steampunk Madame. The photographs were taken by Brian DeMello, an excellent photographer from the NYC area. He came up here and we collaborated on a shoot at Roger Williams Park in Providence.


The main purpose of the shoot was so Brian could test out the new Leica S2 camera. He then used some of the images for the cross-country road show promoting the new camera!


The hair and make up for the shoot was done by Salon Bianco on Federal Hill in Providence. They took a photo from the shoot of my gradient gown and used it in their ad in the April issue of the Providence Monthly! The dress is credited to Celtic Dragon Designs, but it's actually my own dress and was made outside of the shop.



Speaking of the shop, I've been working on a prom dress for a client in the last month or so. The dress was inspired by the dress worn by Taylor Swift in her Love Story music video. The client wanted the dress in a pale purple color and she wanted it corseted on top with a flowy skirt on the bottom. I designed the majority of the dress, and the gathered material on the top and bottom of the bodice was an idea by Maxime Gelfond, one of the Celtic Dragon interns.

More work has to be done, including changing out the underlayer of the skirt to a white fabric so it matches the bodice better.


Overall the construction is as follows:

The bodice pattern was draped and is made out of silk dupioni. The lining is also silk and has tons of boning in it. The outer material is interfaced in horse hair canvas and all the seam allowences are hand catch stiched down. The back has hand made corset loops and the front has an insert made of the purple silk chiffon and an embroidered and beaded lace. Each seam on the bodice will have rows of purple and white pearls. The bodice will also have silk chiffon swagging and small attached dropped straps. The skirt is gathered silk chiffon and poly lining with an invisible zip up the back.



My next big project is another collaboration with Brian DeMello!


Anyway, that's all for now!


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