Modeling the ensemble at the Medieval Festival at Fort Tyron Park, September 2014
Italian Renaissance Ensemble
A Florentine outfit in the style of the 1490's, inspired by the art of Ghirlandaio and his contemporaries. The complete ensemble consists of a white linen embroidered camicia (underdress) copper silk shantung gamurra (gown) and green & gold brocade giornea (surcoat) with a coordinating headpiece. All designs, patterns, and construction work were completed by the artist, taking into account as many historical techniques and details as possible.
I conceived this project as a way to practice and expand my construction skills while also experimenting with drafting and pattern alteration, as well as engaging with my love of history and research.
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Professional photographs credited (with my profound thanks) to David Anthony Wayne Anderson, http://www.davidawa.com/. Modeled by the artist.
- Personal Project
- April- September, 2014
- Design, Drafting, Construction