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Style X Design Challenge.

Part of my goals list for this year was to take part in more on-line challenges such as competitions and sew-a-longs.
First competition of the year has been the Style X design challenge on burda, The challenge was to create a dream rock star fashion look. Entries had to be received by the 7th of February, you could enter as many times as you like provided that you submitted your design as a project with a mood-board.

I based my designs on the same mood board drawing inspiration from Kiss, Blondie and Kate Moss, I wanted to create a dark romance theme which was more contemporary than rock.

Here are my entries.

The Moodboard

Design No1

Design No2

Design No3

Originally I was only going to enter one design (Design No1) but because I created a few different looks, being the indecisive person that I am, I entered two more. No2 and No3 are not as neat as I would of liked them to look, but I choose to enter them at last minute so there was no time to re-draw them. I found No3 difficult to convey as the dress is adorned with gathered stripes of fabric, tulle, lace, organza and chiffon with black rhinestones scattered through out, the flowers on the shoulders create a jacket type of garment and are again made out of fabric in purples, blacks and midnight blue hues again with rhinestones.


  1. Impressive. Hope you get good feedback from Burda. Thumbs up for you!


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