Alternative Red TuxedoOctober 31, 2013
This co-designed custom creation was inspired by a shared love of angles and asymmetry, the colour red, and a modern take on a classic tuxedo. My client brought me the red wool suiting (and animal print satin for jacket lining), and I gathered the rest of the complimentary materials. She also found and fell in love with some sparkly buttons for the shirt. The cummerbund was reinterpreted by sewing a black satin pleated panel to the top front of the pants (which unfortunately is not photographed), and other tuxedo features were mimicked, like the piping down the pant side seam, and the topstitched pleats on the shirt. Besides the stunning colour, we obviously had fun with this design, playing around with the hemlines, pocket lines, and collar shape, adding interesting twists to a staple garment.