This collection is inspired by a group of photos that are uncomfortable yet compelling. The photos are uneasy, mysterious, and dark - all of which are elements I pulled from to design this collection. The inspiration images force the viewer to question what they are seeing. This led me to design each garment in a way that pushes the boundaries of expectations and causes the viewer to look twice to understand.
Flat pattern, Gerber Accumark, draping, 3D printing, laser cutting, hand beading, and laser etching technology were used in the creation of Mystique.
Silk chiffon, silk velvet, silk organza, silk chiffon, silk dupioni, silk shambala, silk georgette, polyester mesh, faux leather, metal boning, metallic ribbon, glass beads, and lace trim.
All illustrations, sketches, and garments are original work by Rysa Ruth.