Samantha Newell – Rainy Day Romance
Name: Samantha Newell
My Garment: Minimalist Sleeveless Dress constructed with a mixture of sheer and stretch fabrics.
What Style Means To Me: To me, style means an awareness and appreciation for beauty, and individual identity. Style is impossible to ignore.
My Concept: The act of chivalry was the initial inspiration for the dress. I took inspiration from various black and white photos displaying romance, and the lack of it. The silhouette was inspired by installations involving rain and was draped to hang from the body with romantic fluidity and structure. I chose to create this dress because I wanted to find harmony between the fortitude and fragility associated with modern day romance. I wanted to be able to wear chivalry on my back.