Tell Us About Your Design

My design is all about being classy and unique with a little bit of sexiness at the same time. The high-low skirt gives the dress a touch of a modern twist, makes it stand out from the regular floor-length dress. The upper part of the dress is the main attraction of it. All the lace details are see-through with a piece of thin, dark material underneath, especially in the rib and stomach part. I also added another piece of material (silk) between the rib and stomach part to separate them. The bottom and the very top part of the material are stitched while the rest of the fabric is remained hung. At first, I wanted to design an evening wear with short sleeves to create a modest image, however as I was drawing I came up with a cap sleeve design like those on basic women's dress shirts. After I finished drawing the front view, I was thinking about how the cap sleeves looked like from the back. Then, I decided to make the dress to have a low-cut, open v-back design all the way down to the waistband with an invisible zipper inserted, not too high nor not too low, which is connected to the sleeves, while the back view of the front upper-part design of the dress can be seen in the picture attached. The skirt flows nicely on the back, the material is silk in red color. It is a high-low or asymmetrical skirt, as mentioned above, with a handkerchief skirt silhouette/figure. Also, most importantly, one thing I really like about the dress is it tends to go with most types of high-heeled shoes with varied shapes and colors, which would compliment the dress with different attractive effects as well, and I call it "Redora" because the dress is in my favorite color, red, and all the lace details kind of remind me of my mother, Dora.

Who or What Were Your Biggest Inspirations During This Process?

My biggest inspirations during the designing process are my mother's love for lace and Yves Saint Laurent's open lace back dress from 1971, which was considered controversial at the time.

Which Retailer(s) Would You Most Like to Sell Your Design?

Valentino, Marchesa.

Judges’ Rating: 3/5

Judges’ Comments: “I’m a little confused by this sketch. It’s difficult to tell how this multi-tiered bodice would translate to a real human. While I think it has some interesting elements, I’m not sure how I feel about the overall look.” – Cynthia Smoot

About The Author


Hello! My name is Irene and I love designing clothes because it is the most fun thing to do besides listening to music. Fashion is a great way to release the inner you -- the real you, whether you like being fancy or not, and that is what I am always trying to be.

6 Responses to thecomaqueen :: Redora

  1. lalo says:

    What category is this design for? I’m feeling is for evening…

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  4. Yoya says:

    wow i love it hope u win

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