Alethea Scorse and her wedding dress.
Alethea Scorse and her wedding dress. SUBMITTED

Alethea designs a bright future

COFFS Coast's Alethea Scorse is so good at crafting fabric into awe-inspiring art that one of her stunning designs will be featured in the Texstyle exhibition in March.

The exhibition will showcase some of the best major works from 2010 HSC Textiles and Design students from throughout NSW and ACT.

Alethea of Safety Beach came second in the state for HSC textiles and her design, Silk Duchess Wedding Dress, will be on display at Sydney's Craft Expo where the exhibition will be held from March 10 to 13.

Alethea said her major work was inspired by the beautiful and extravagant works of John Galliano, a British fashion designer and the head designer of fashion giant Christian Dior.

“I just love his pieces, they are so luxurious and well made. I wanted to replicate that in my work so I chose to design a wedding dress,” Alethea said.

The dress is made with duchess silk satin, adorned with organza Camilla flowers and embellished with silk ribbon and beading. Alethea said she was replicating a technique that John Galliano is renowned for, called peplum.

“Peplum is basically two pieces of fabric crossing over each other for a different kind of layered effect. John Galliano uses this technique so I thought I would give it a try for that extravagant look.”

Having she finished her Year 12 textiles studies Alethea will continue with her passion by enrolling in a textile, design and technology course at TAFE this year.

“My dream is to become a costume designer for movies and television, designing those elaborate costumes would be amazing.”



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