An original Cyndy Diedrick design
Recently this dress was chosen in the 1st round as one of the finalist for the Vodacom Young Designers competition. So I managed to do a little interview with designer Cyndy Diedricks from Durban University of Technology, to find out how she managed to turn bad denim to such a beautiful classic look.
For this dress I managed to draw inspiration from different trend for spring/summer 2011/12. "Mostly colour blocking! Because my silhouette was simple, I wanted my fabric to stand out! I looked at a lot of geometric and abstract prints. I wanted something different from the current floral trends. I wanted to be youthful, funky and a reflection of my personal style." - Cyndy Diedricks
To get to this gorgeous colour blocked dress, she had to do a lot of different procedures. "I dyed my fabric with pigment and turmeric powder, sand-papering certain parts. I used ink and a stanley knife to create my pattern. Finally I am happy with the end results as I had envisioned it;)" -Cyndy Diedricks