BreastLift

Inspired by YSL’s gold breast plates, and modern day breast lifts by the knife, I decided I’d take some time out to mold untreated, un-dyed leather. The molding process only works if the leather is at least 1/4” thick. I used a severed mannequin as a base for molding the leather into its final shape.. This nude mold was actually a learning experiment and my first try, you can sort of tell I played it by ear for this project. It was extremely enjoyable and the learning process has given me many more ideas for leather molding projects.

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I cut out the shape in a very organic way. I didn’t want it to look too calculated.

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I have several more ideas on how to incorporate this leather molding process into real, more wearable garments. I’m thinking of cutting out sculpted pieces and integrating them into leather jackets.

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For this outfit, I designed another white collared shirt by default. Since I knew it had to be something that complimented the nude corset I re-configured the center front opening to be curved/scooped out so that it did not disturb the corset. The pleated skirt with asymmetric hem is from Salvo.

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I also tried styling it with a plain white shirt tucked into the corset.

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