Fantasy Corsetry and Costume

Persephone corset and skirt
Persephone corset and skirt

Corset in stunning turquoise silk, embellished in a wave pattern with Swarovski crystals and embroidery in metallic threads. This is complemented by a multi-layered skirt in organza and tulle, with pearl embellishments.

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Persephone corset and skirt
Persephone corset and skirt

The back view of the Persephone corset and skirt highlights the sculptural rushing and embellishment of the skirt.

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The Czarina Elizabeth gown
The Czarina Elizabeth gown

This fantasy costume was inspired by the legend of the Baltic Amber room in St. Petersburg, Russia. It comprises a recycled wedding dress, enhanced by a machine-embroidered overskirt with a spectacular gold silk corset lavishly embroidered in gold work.

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Czarina Elizabeth corset
Czarina Elizabeth corset

This close-up shows the detail of some of the gold embroidery on the corset, which goes round the full body and is enhanced with crystals and pearls.

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Czarina Elizabeth corset
Czarina Elizabeth corset

This back view of the corset shows the silk-shaded flowers and trailing golden stems of the embroidery.

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Czarina Elizabeth overskirt
Czarina Elizabeth overskirt

This detail of the machine embroidery shows the fabric created from layers of organza and metallic fibres, enhanced with machine embroidery and hand beading.

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Gentleman's corset
Gentleman's corset

This corset for a gentleman was made to accommodate his false breasts to give a more realistic look to his Gay Pride outfit.

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Belladonna corset
Belladonna corset

A truly glamourous image featuring the Belladonna corset in black satin, with embroidery and quilting details.

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Belladonna corset
Belladonna corset

The bespoke nature of hand-made corsetry is shown here, with a cut and fit that enhances the figure to fit like a luxurious second skin.

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"We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion."

 Iris Murdoch