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Minerva by Carolina Giacomini    Minerva by Carolina Giacomini

  Minerva by Carolina Giacomini  Minerva by Carolina Giacomini  

Carolina Giacomini Carolina Giacomini 3 500px  Minerva by Carolina Giacomini

  

 

Minerva

Carolina Giacomini, Italy (Curvylinea)

IG: curvylinea_atelier

Photographer: Riccardo Scrocca
Model: Eleonora Di Carluccio

 

The Design

I was inspired by "Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana" (currently Palazzo Fendi), also known as "colosseo quadrato" (square Colosseum), in Rome. I chose this place because just here, 30 years ago, I exhibited my first work as a student at a fashion academy. In these 30 years, my life has changed in many ways and the last two years, in particular, have been hard and important at the same time, so this contest to me was a challenge that I wanted to accept, especially for myself. I think that we can learn in every time of our life, new things, new experiences, a new way to consider ourselves after our mistakes and victories, what went wrong and what went well. I'm grateful to Foundations Revealed for letting me learn a lot from the group on Facebook and the site. So here I am and hope you enjoy my work.

 

 

The Construction

What I like about the place that inspired me is the graphic line of the shadows made up of the full and empty arches, so I tried to repeat it on the shape of the neckline, the black line on the front of the corset and the black arches on the back of the skirt.

The corset is two layers, coutil and silk satin. Unfortunately, I had some trouble with the reinforcement fabric under the silk and not enough time to redo it. It has eight pieces for the side, two flat bones in the centre front, four in the centre back (2+2 near the eyelets), and 14 spiral bones in total. I painted an arc on the front and put a lot of black crystals.

The skirt, also in silk satin, is draped on the front, and longer on the back where I applied some felt arches. I also inserted the belt in the waist. The pattern is mine.

 

What was it like to compete this year? What would you say to someone who is on the fence about entering next year?

It's a great experience, a challenge mostly with myself. It pushes you to give the best. I love the spirit of cooperation and great respect for the work of others.

 

 

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galadriel
This is a beautiful, elegant piece of work. Congratulations !
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I love the clean, draping lines and play of contrasts. Well done!
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jema
So elegant and Chic, it is perfectly Rome. The contrasts are bold and the skirt soft, which is a lovely pleasing use of fabric and structure with beautiful curves in every part. Nice work :)
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curvylinea
Thank you :)
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royalblack
The clear elegance of your design really stood out for me. I also find your colour and material choice very brave, as white silk satin is such a hard fabric to work with. You have done a great job with it for sure!
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curvylinea
Yes, silk satin is very hard fabric. Thank you :)
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lyrisdesign
Very elegant and neatly constructed.
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elly_morris
I love your design. It's really pared back and beautifully made. The illusion of the archway is brilliant. It's very clever.
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curvylinea
Thanks for your words
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bernadettebanner
That satin is just beautiful--and the piece itself looks fantastic on you!
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Such a smooth corset and so elegant <3 I love the black and white interpretation of the building, it is so clear and pure. And that your inspiration has a personal background, such a life changing moment. You did a fantastic job!
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curvylinea
Thank you <3
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So beautiful and smooth ! White isn't an easy color to work with, but you made it into somethign amazing.
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curvylinea
Thanks :)
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The beauty is in the simplicity of this design. The archway is executed so neatly and makes a bold statement. The precision and fit too!
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curvylinea
Thanks :)
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theperfecttouchvictorian
Stunning! The fit on your model is beautiful!
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paulay71
Lovely fit and a very dramatic design.
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lcostigliolo
I love the simplicity and elegance of your design. Very classy! Brava.
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curvylinea
Last edited on 15.03.2019 22:22 by Carolina Giacomini
Thank you, so happy to read your comment, grazie. <3
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marloes dadswell
Beautiful clean lines. Well balanced, and I love the softness of the satin and the contrast you have added!
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curvylinea
Thank you :)
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Oh, I adore this interpretation - so subtle, so clever. And the dress looks fantastic on you!
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curvylinea
Thank you, but it's not me, she is my model :)
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