Design Review: High Waisted Kimono Skirt Prize

  So I finally got around to sharing the photos of my progress, in designing and constructing the garment for the give away prize that was held in the beginning of this year of 2013. When the winner was chosen, I had asked what fabric they wanted the skirt to be made in- and a light wool was decided so it can carry into the colder Canadian months. A delicate but bold lace fabric was chosen to layer on top of this turquoise wool, creating the results as shown below. This design in particular took quite some time to complete, as two layers of fabric had to be attached together to become one layer new "fabric" design; before carrying on with the rest of construction. The results were however very rewarding, and I would consider this technique to be the most expensive approach to executing this skirt.  
These were the final results of the completed Kimono Skirt, in order to display the garment I pinned the piece right onto the Judy, it was impossible to slip it onto the body as there was the metal stand place right in the center of the mannequin. Here you can have a better idea how the skirt drapes onto the body. The results gave me a really strong impression of a biker chick gone elegant. It must be from the easthetics of the thick metal zipper teeth running from the waist straight through to the crotch of the skirt combined with the visuals of lace, and soft cascading flow of the skirt. 
The reason why this garment has the term "kimono" in it, is due to the flow-y aspect of the skirt. If you were to lift the two layers of the skirt straight up in a horizontal manner- the panels will reveal the shape of squares, which are very much similar in the appearance of kimono sleeves. This design itself does not have any stretch and fits very much like dress pant/suits material, and because of this would be more appropriate for evening attire or formal events. Personally I am thinking of having these designs available in our online shop, and in a wide assortment of material choices such as leather and stretch knit. This will provide more flexibility in the wardrobe, falling into the category of casual wear or even formal wear depending on how the outfit is styled together as a whole.
Here is the illustration of the design concept, so we are now able to see and compare it with the final garment created. I believe the lighter and thinner the fabric, the more flow-y it will become. The thicker or more structured the fabric, the more defined the kimono sleeves and the more edgier it will look. That has always been the very exciting progress of design, depending on the direction one chooses to take when executing their concept- the smallest choices will change the overall execution and results of the end design!

I hope you enjoyed reading about the inside development of my design progress. How would you wear this Kimono Skirt? What sort of top and shoes, even accessories would you pair this piece with?

Yours truly,
Veruca Cyn