My design is about the interplay of positive and negative space. The corset itself creates a silhouette that is defined by the space behind it. My primary interest is in construction and fit. I wanted to challenge myself by building cups into the corset, not only to create a nice shape and close fit, but I wanted the extra dimension which I felt was in keeping with the theme. In addition, I paid particular attention to pattern matching the lace for perfect symmetry. In Sanskrit, Maya means ‘magic’ or ‘illusion’.