Couture Cocktail Dress

An Original Vintage Inspired Bespoke Couture Cocktail Dress

In 2013 I entered the Tessuti Awards, an annual dressmaking competition in Sydney, Australia. Entrants had to design and make an outfit in one of two fabrics chosen by Tessuti Fabrics. I chose the red option, a beautiful French Taffeta. The theme for this fabric was ‘Red Hot’. My design was inspired by two vintage couture fashion designers: Robert Piguet and Lanvin-Castillo.

Couture Cocktail Dress

French red taffeta couture dress with peplum and belt.

Features boned bodice, pockets and box pleat at back hem. Hand stitched zip, fully lined and couture constructed.

Received 3rd prize in 2013 Tessuti Awards, Sydney Australia.

Peplum with Pockets

Full circle skirt peplum with pockets. Micro side splits at hem.

Pencil Skirt with Pleat

Double box pleat at centre back hem and hand stitched couture zip.

The Vintage Couturiere by Olivia Torma

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