Maria Costi

International Foundation in Art, Design & Media

Theme

The title of my piece is “Sewing, Dressing, Styling”. I chose this title according to the process of my whole project. At first, I sewed the dress. Then I dressed my model and photo shoot her. And at the end I made different stylings with my dress for different occasions. The title is related to my concept, and I chose it because is unique and describe the process without to explain it.

My artwork is a 2 pieces dress that can be one with the right style. Some of the sewing techniques that I used is strain for the sleeve and the skirt. The style of my dress is classy silhouette A-line haute couture companied with affordable fashion.

The story behind the dress is that I wanted to experience with fashion design so thatI will be able to understand if it is the right study for me. At the end I found out that fashion design is too confusing and difficult for me. Is an exciting study and a dream for me but through this project I found that styling is more for me and not fashion design. That was the story behind the dress. I made this dress because I want to cover the feeling of diversity. I want my dress to be worn by as many people as possible. I made the dress in M (medium) size so I can cover small and large sizes, tall and short people, men and women, people with small or big breast. That’s the feeling of diversity. I made this piece because I believe that a dress it’s unique by its own. It’s impressive when you try to design a dress. I decided to divide it into 2 parts so I can style each piece with many ways. My inspiration for the dress was fashion designer Elie Saab. I inspired from his collection spring summer 2022 so my dress has similar elements with his collection. Therefore, I made my dress like that.

My inspiration for make up and hair styling was from an American TV show “Euphoria”. Also, for the styling I inspired from the Spanish Series in Netflix “Elite”

The dress is reflecting me because it has the style that I love to wear in my daily life but in special occasions too.

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Maria Costi | Pre-degree & Foundation Studies
•Sewing/Dressing/Styling•
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Makeup! Inspiration from Euphoria series, especially from Maddy’s looks! Rhinestones, colorful eyeliner, glowing skin, big juicy lips!
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Hairstyling! Inspiration from Euphoria series! Especially from Maddy’s looks! Slick ponytail, wavy hair, baby slick hair!
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Princess sexy dress! Inspiration from fashion designer Elie Saab, collection spring summer 2022! Organza, satin fabric, rhinestone, pearls details!
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Styling! Inspiration from Elite series! Everything from H&M brand! Occasions: Friday night or student lecture!
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Styling! Inspiration from Elite series! Everything from H&M brand! Occasions: Student party or Dinner with workmates!