During Summer I visited the V&A and was truly inspired by the mens 1800 permanent collection. I love the slick tailoring, and feel that using key features from this period, could translate into a strong womanswear design, and features.
I also looked into the colours, and fabrics of the era and collected swatches according.
Here are some rough designs, incorporating key features of the decade. There is a lot more work and improving that can be done.
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