Monday, November 03, 2008
Nick Verreos Heads to Islands of the World Fashion Week
It's past midnight and we are still packing for our trip to the Bahamas.
We have to be up in three hours (no rest for the wicked), to get ready, pile 7 suitcases (yes, we are bringing the entire collection with us--we don't trust DHL to get there on time) and ourselves into my SUV.
Then we will drop Benny (our dog) off at the "Doggy Hotel" and then head over to LAX, drop our car and catch a shuttle to board a 7 AM flight to Miami and then to the Bahamas.
Wish us luck!
It's been a very tiring and extremely brutal last few weeks to the finish line. We have done this all by ourselves, except for the amazing help of our amazing seamstress.
Who knows what kind of models we will have, and if they will fit into our standard runway sample size 2/4 gowns? (We have only seen composite cards and will have fittings once we settle into the Bahamas.) We did our part. Hopefully the Islands Of The World Fashion Week will be good to us and the Caribbean Gods will be on our side...David is bringing the good ol' Singer Sewing Machine just in case we have to "Make It Work".
Here are three photos--one of our beautiful fit model/muse, Amanda Fields, wearing a draped back bias-cut silk crepe gown in crimson red (you get to see her back at least.)
The other ones are: A silk jersey draped gown with a copper sequined waist corset
and a Gold Silk Lurex "Siren" gown-(sketch above)-all from the upcoming Spring 2009 Collection.
This is an exclusive preview. We took the photos at our studio. There are also some additional sketches I did, which I posted on my blog.
The theme is: La Epoca de Oro Del Cine Mexicano. (The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema!)
We'll try and take lots of photos---and hopefully, we might get one day to actually enjoy the gorgeous Atlantis Resort and pretend like it was a "mini-vacation"...
Nick, David (and Benny)