Magia 2000 - Mario Paglino & Gianni Grossi
Barbie Silkstone - #3 challenge
1) What was your concept for this gown?
It wasn’t easy to re-create LBD in a new way, but we follow our passion for sexy fitting dress, with the stitching as a bustier. We usually silkstone fashion model’s line, and this is a tribute to that idea. We took inspiration from the lingerie, and create an outfit with similar constructions, also for the breast with single strapes linked with a gold metal ring. We also create a purse with light green accent color, like a wrapped purse, like the one used in the beauty Spa, but elegant and matching with the dress. The shawl is a mediterraen accent, like a sicilian or spanish lady, with all the fringes, romantic It’s simple in her concept and full of little details like trims , accessories and jewels.
2) Why did you choose that particular fabric?
We chose the black stretching satin to follow the lingerie inspiration, like the corsets, it’s stretch and it can be used on different body of barbie. The purse and the shawl is made with that satin and the georgette, to remind about the softness of lingerie.
3) Why did you choose that color?
We used the light green to give extrem life to the black dress, with a fresh color. Green is a fresh and joyful colour and it’s usually wore also in party and wedding from guests, it was a nice colour to get immediate freshness touch.
4) Do you think your gown is appropriate for Barbie?
Absolutly yes, because it’s really sexy and a little retro with the lace trim in the lower edge and the complete accessories are in good scale fo her. They are all handcrafted by us and created to get rich impression of the doll.
5) What element do you think distinguishes your design and sets it apart from others? Cut? Fit? Embellishment? Color choice?
We feel the purse and accessories are very modern, the wrapping of the georgette on the purse is absolutly modern and used in many fashion collection this year, and the accessories are truly important and relevant in the complete image. We can imagine a women like that, with the same fitting of the dress.
6) What element of this challenge was the most difficult for you?
Working on our muse was truly difficult, because we got hundreds ideas and it was hard to choose something new but absolutely in our usual style to be strongly related to our idea of silkstones barbie. We love this doll most of all , she is very chic and charming, but we wanna get a more sexy appeal, without being vulgar.
7) What element of this challenge was the most enjoyable?
Pattern making, we already had all the proportions we usually manage.
8) If you could change one thing about your gown what would it be?
Probably nothing even if we’d love to make a different shoes and got th chance to embroider a little the shawl.