Joana Almagro Bustalino
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Joana Almagro Bustalino

COUNTRY
England

CATEGORY
A

EDITION
2016 - Finalist

The Room of Spectacular Opulence

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK

The collection is focused on women’s  “Ready-Couture” silhouettes, a combination of ready-to-wear designs and elements of Haute Couture. My signature look features exquisite tailoring and different fabrication techniques such as lazer cut details combined with perspex, metallic trims and Swarovski crystals to create a contemporary feel. 

INSPIRATION

The concept was based on my travels in different countries in Europe and Asia. Murano glass in Italy opened new dimension of art and design concept. The craftsmanship of Murano glass conveys opulence and Tiffany glass stain lamps are remarkably exquisite. Prompted me to look closely on intricate hand crafted Chinese lacquers carved in different types of flowers which symbolizes beauty. 

MATERIALS USED

Fabrics are sourced in many parts of the continent, specially using natural fabrics such as “Pinya” silk made in pineapple plant fibers produced only in the Philippines. The combination of both Sophie Hallette lace in France and exquisite wool mix  exceptionally hand made in Britain, creates a new wave technique in fabrication.