09 Sep DIY: Levi’s Sleeveless Trucker
Right… So the final product of my Levi’s white sleeveless trucker inspired by a detail shot of a dress from Givenchy Fall 11 is finally complete. It took me over three months to finish this DIY project because I didn’t plan properly and schedule in the time accordingly. For weeks, white thread and boxes of pearls sat on the table in my bedroom and every once in a while I would apply myself to a section of the shoulder area whilst drinking a glass of wine and wake up the next morning swearing at myself because my fingers hurt from the manual labour and hating the way the work I had put in the previous night looked. This would result in me pulling everything out and starting again.
Inspired by the extraordinarily elaborate ornamentation of the Givenchy dress decorated with tiger’s-eye pearls and crystals, I attempted to recreate the same feeling of ornate delicate gothicism by clustering pearls along the shoulders of a white Levi’s sleeveless trucker. The temptation to go as far as my inspiration in ornamentation and add more pearls to panels and pockets was over-ridden by the desire to have a wearable garment, that is comfortable, but that is also aesthetically pleasing. Something I learnt from wearing the Levi’s 501’s I customized last year and hurting myself and other people because of all the spikes I placed in strange, yet aesthetically pleasing parts of the denim jeans.
In an attempt to commit to a full reveal of this amazing denim trucker (if I say so myself) which I totally plan to wear to many places, I will be posting an outfit post on Thursday 11 September.