Creating the Hobble dress
The Design process, lets make a leather hobble skirt, we said!
No! lets makes a hobble dress in black snakeskin and let’s add a fishtail going down the back, let’s make it 2 metres long and let’s add a high priestess neck so only her arms will have freedom. Let’s sculpt it in thick leather hide and mould it into a perfect body shape, it will resemble a beautiful corpse. Then we can add luxurious blood red metallic lining, all encased in 30 jet black venomous snakeskins.
The design ethos ‘Always feel you are slightly out of your comfort zone, your feet are not reaching the floor, you are feeling a little out of your depth & uncomfortable, now you are ready to create!’
So we did just that, we created the most amazing hobble dress, 100 studio hours
The look is very much a strong clean silhouette, it is a body entombed in 30 perfectly fitting snakeskins. They appear to be dripped onto & flow seamlessly down the body without distraction. Combining astute pattern cutting with sculpting and moulding of the leather, this perfectly engineered sculpture creates a second skin. Resembling an Egyptian sarcophagus, requiring the wearer to enter into the tomb and become instantly transformed into its hourglass shape.
‘We don’t see restriction in this creation, its elegance, we don’t see a dominatrix we see an icon. But walking will be restricted, walking will be slow, very slow. But you know the eyes of everyone will be on you and when you look that good, you can take as long as you like. Enjoy the walk, everyone else is’