So, where to start. Normally this will be the space to find advanced information on everything going on with Copper Lune. Plus I’ll be writing on other topics that catch my attention, and that hopefully will interest you. I will generally limit each post to a particular topic or event, but with so much having come before, and so many great things to come, this will be a bit of an exception.
As we close in on a month since launching the Copper Lune website and the first mini-collection things still feel a bit like a whirlwind. Even before finishing those pieces I was already looking ahead to the next mini-collection. I wanted to make sure that the first collection offered a good selection of basics. Still it is probably apparent to at least a few that English gardens were one of the many diverse inspirations of the first collection. Expect so much more in the lines to come.
Speaking of the collections to come, the best place to find out what is capturing my imagination is to check out the Copper Lune boards on Pinterest. For those of you who have already been there you have probably noticed that something dark and shadowy will be inspiring our next mini-collection. Note, you will also notice some interesting images featuring my favourite beverage and even some haberdashery. Not sure when, or how, that will those inspirations will take corset form, but I am definitely working on it.
…but is it Steampunk? One of the things I debated long and hard was whether to include Steampunk in the description of Copper Lune. I have been a fan of the literary genre and its forerunners since childhood and it thus has had an influence on my design aesthetic. Something that attracted me to designing foundation wear and corsetry is the old world engineering that goes into the basic construction of these garments, a trait that runs through many Steampunk creations. That said I am not specifically attempting to copy anyone else’s designs or styles, Steampunk or otherwise. As I move on I will definitely be sourcing not just Victorian era, but Edwardian, Regency, and time periods even further afield in creating my thoroughly modern creations.