Monday, October 22, 2012

Simon Fashion Now - Designs Wars

Anno Domini Designs and Christine Nelson from WBTV  teamed up with Autism Speaks for Simon Fashion Now's Design Wars competition on October 19th. We took 1st runner up, and Christine did so great! She rocked that look!

We were inspired by our new friend Brielle, a 5 year old girl who was diagnosed with Asperger's, a mild form of autism. She's a great girl, who loves Willy Wonka. So we based our design on our mutual love for that movie.

We also got a chance to say hi to our fellow blogger and friend Alexis from The Girly Fashionista! (We think she's cool.)

Thanks to everyone involved! We had so much fun, and it benefited a great cause.

 Christine Nelson rocks the runway!

 The three of us backstage before the show.

 The participants right before they announced the winners.

 Christine and Brielle

Christine Nelson and Fashion Blogger Alexis from The Girly Fashionista

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Charlotte Seen Fashion Week 2012

Fashion Week was AWESOME!!!

We had the rocking cool Glenn Roberson there to catch some really great shots of our models, and the guys did great! When you're done checking out the photos, check out the BTS video, here:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fashion Week is almost here!

Fashion Week is sneaking up on us quickly! Here are some more shots; some of the fabrics:


Sunday, August 19, 2012

More from Fashion Week Prep

We've been working SO hard! The Shakespeare Collection is coming together! Here are some images from the studio...

We have a lot of separates this time around, with some awesome jackets and vests, along with two men's looks!

The Viola jacket, sans sleeve, buttons, etc.

Pattern drafting...

 Juliet top. A long silk flowy top - we're adding triple hand beaded straps with Swarovski crystals.

 The Tudor Vest. One of our favorites! It's brown faux leather with a black herringbone trim.

 Kris' runway shirt and Marlowe vest before we added buttons.

One of the watch chains Emily is making for the runway show.

More to come!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Here we are, getting prepared for Fashion Week!

We always create what we call the "stalker wall" (if the police ever raid our studio, they would think that is what it is). It's basically just our sketches, paired with large swatches, and the photos and sizing of the models we've chosen for each garment. The reason we do it like this is because we take the time to really analyze each model to determine which garment would best suit her look. So each model looks like she belongs with the garment. It just walks the runway better that way, and the models tend to agree that we are dead on with our choices "I would totally wear that every day!" and "That's exactly my style!" 

Happy models make our clothes look good on the runway. :)

That's Amanda, pinning up the stalker wall.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We recently were commissioned for another wedding piece for a great lady in California. She's officiating the ceremony, and we were really intrigued by her story. Here is our vision with her color choices. We love the result!
The photo above is from Elliott Berman Textiles, who was kind enough to feature our project on their website/Facebook. We <3 you, Elliott Berman Textiles!

 The Color really was a deep red. These photos turned out a bit brighter than reality.