Monday, March 28, 2011

Local "Project Runway" alumni sketch the royal wedding gown

Today, Lifetime released sketches from a number of Project Runway alumni of the royal wedding gown for the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Among those contributing are season six's Christopher Straub (who currently operates his namesake line out of Minnesota) and Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman, who spent his formative design years in Minneapolis before appearing on the show and moving to Milwaukee to work as lead designer for Kohl's. (He's since moved to New York to focus on his namesake line, ra'mon-lawrence.)

[Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman's design]

Ra'mon has this to say on the design:

"I envision the future Princess of Wales in something very modern and contemporary and modest, befitting her age and upbringing. Definitely complimentary to her frame.

"The design is a silk charmeuse strapless gown, with the bodice covered in chantilly lace and adorned with pearl and diamond detailing. The embellishment is also mirror at the hem and train. There is a subtle lace cap sleeve attached to the bodice for a hint of reservation. The royal length chantilly lace veil is also adorned with various sizes of pearl and diamonds. There is a silk charmeuse sash to compliment to fitting construction of the bodice. Simple, modern, timeless."

[Christopher Straub's design]

On his design, Christopher Straub says:

"I would dress Kate in this piece. Made with a soft blue dupioni silk paired with delicate white ruffles, this dress is accented with pearl beading to create architectural interest. I do."

Both designers are reuniting on April 23 for the Sol Inspirations fashion show; click here for details.

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