Juliana Sissons: Couture Collection

Last year fashion designer and educator, Juliana Sissons, had an amazing couture fashion show in the Victoria & Albert museum’s medieval and renaissance galleries. She’d spent six months (July–Dec 2010) participating in the V&A’s Artist in Residency program and found herself especially inspired by the armor collection and depictions of armor within the museum’s tapestries and sculpture.

I love this collection. I think it is so cool and romantic. I also love that the show wasn’t a catwalk, instead Juliana had the models stand like beautiful, strong sculptures throughout the rooms. The stunning knitwear pieces are meant to be worn as separates with other pieces from the collection and there are several garments with detachable sleeves or collars. The hair and makeup is fantastic! Their inspiration was Joan of Arc. AMAZING! Read more about lovely Juliana HERE.

Images courtesy of Juliana Sissons.


Photographs: Toxi Doyle (I edited them a bit)
Hair & Makeup: London College of Fashion Students
Models: BM Models & FM Models, London
Shoes: Gabriella Marina Gonzalez
With special thanks to Vikki Haffenden who worked closely with Juliana to develop the digitally enabled knitted textiles in the collection.

2 Responses to “Juliana Sissons: Couture Collection”
  1. Chuck says:

    I love how the inspiration is obvious but derivative. Miffed that I missed this!