Sunday, May 31, 2009

Peralta goes Prom

For the past 3 weeks I have been working on two fabulous prom dressed for two girls at High School of Fashion Industries, where I attend. I love making one-of-a-kind prom dressed for girls because a girl's time to shine is her 15th or 16th birthday, prom and her wedding. The designs I have been working on will wow everyone with daring silhouettes, pleated corsets, and big bubble dresses. Here are pictures from Prom '09 and the process of making them at home.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Cat Suit

Here is my version of this iconic body suit in a leopard print spandex material that hug the body. When I think of a woman's body, the first thing that comes to mind is a fierce cat, and my model Nicole wears it well in this fitting I did I school.

PS. Thanks Julie Newmar for being the first Cat Woman!

The Sexy One

This is one of the most popular pieces that I made last year, this particular dress for my model Tiffany for her birthday. Ever since making this, I've gotten tons of calls for this Sexy Dress.

Spring of 2009

Jonathan Gardenhire began a project called The Young Artist's Collective, who's mission was to create a supportive environment for NYC youth to create, collaborate and share art; essentially building a vibrant,
community-engaged, multi-media 'artist's collective' that promotes self-representation of inspiring artists who can use their creativity as a forum to understand each other as individuals, and to show society that good art can come out of Youth. While the show was a success, funding to continue the project was cut. He asked that I show my Spring 2009 Collection at the Opening Ceremony, and I did.

I was inspired by the Yves Saint Lauren Ad from 1968 with the super model Veruschka where she appears in a YSL safari style jacket. The girl in this collection is an outgoing girl that loves to travel to the most exotic destinations of the world. I used the color khaki and lots of earth color tones for this collection. I also used feathers in a safari styled pencil dress. With the evening wear, I focused on creating glamourous short dresses inspired by the late 1960s with beading and tuxedo inspired detail.