Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Janie's Wedding Dress Design Was Featured in D Magazine...

Janie Stidham, Associate Professor and Fashion Design Program Coordinator designed a wedding gown which was featured in the "D Weddings" magazine Fall 2008 issue. Dr. Stidham created this contemporary bridal gown for a non-traditional summer wedding that would take place in an outdoor garden setting in Alaska. The design was intended to feel regionally appropriate and unique in design. Images and illustrations from Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale "The Snow Queen" were used to inspire the design and aesthetics of the gown. Illustrations of the snow queen in the fairytale show her in a gown with glistening layers of a beaded fabric and an elaborate opalescent long fur cape. A combination of textures through the use of silk, sheers, beads, yarns, and ribbons were combined to create a similar feeling in this wedding gown with handmade fur. It is in the Fall 2008 issue of D Weddings (a D magazine publication). Visit the link below for more details.

This gown was also selected to be part of the International Textile and Apparel Association Mounted Exhibition in Schaumburg, Illinois on November 7th.