At the Oxford Conference on Corsetry 2014 I was proud to work with corset model Threnody in Velvet in presenting my Tartan Corset. I have long thought about doing a Celtic inspired corset and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to see what I could come up with. Quite off my radar as I was developing this corset were two events that would place Scotland and its culture in the forefront of much of the world: First was the marketing and premier of the “Outlander” TV series based on the much beloved book series from Diana Gabaldon. Second and arguably far more important was the vote on Scottish independence.
Welcome to the first posting to the deux lunes magazine. It’s been a crazy busy time here as we are excitedly preparing for the roll out of our first deux lunes corset collection as well as the official launch of deux lunes. I’ve beensketching, designing, fitting, sourcing fabrics and embellishments, and finally starting to sew the garments that we will be presenting to you. I’m so excited for the upcoming photo shoot, and the opportunity to show off what I have been doing.
Oxford Conference on Corsetry 2014 It was just over two weeks ago that I was in attendance at the second annual Oxford Conference on Corsetry held at Jesus College in Oxford, England. And for the last week since returning from Europe I have been surfing a wave of intense energy. I even cleaned and rearranged the entire studio, not a task I normally enjoy. So what exactly made this such an amazing event for me? Just arriving in this famous university town was amazing for someone who has as large an interest in history as I do. This is a town of architecture and books, two things in which I always find design inspiration. Never before have I had the opportunity to be surrounded by so many corset makers. The nature of the corset business in the 21st century is such that most designers work alone or with a couple of assistants at most. The experience, creativity, and technical knowledge of corsetry assembled all in one room may be unprecedented, at least in the modern era. The conference consisted of three main parts: Workshops and Seminars These covered topics ranging from design, to construction techniques, to business practices. I’m continually
Copper Lune featured in Britain’s Daily Express Britain’s Daily Express did a great feature on the Oxford Conference on Corsetry held at Jesus College. This included a nice bit of coverage for Copper Lune and our tartan inspired corset that we designed for the conference. I will soon give you a full report on my experience at the conference, but in the meantime you can read the Daily Express article here.