ko͞oˈto͝orēər, noun: couturier; plural noun: couturiers a fashion designer who manufactures and sells clothes that have been tailored to a client's specific requirements and measurements.

Holiday 2012

sparkle for the holidays

Fan fav: Drape yourself in velvet, you deserve it!

an oldie but a goodie

Teaser alert.
 I've just recently picked up this gorge fabric and can't wait to make something of it!

Knit your own Sweater - Patterns

Koocoo's kelly green dress and Torched Studio necklace were on loan for this wonderful look-book.
Truly lovely, great work Laura!

'Ode' to Vivienne Westwood

My first attempt at some unique styling inspired by the Tartan Queen - Vivienne Westwood

Starting Fall 2012

Cotton/spandex dress with pockets and bright trim detailing
button detail of above dress
Cotton/Spandex dress with pockets. Avital Lang Necklace, Sparrow Avenue pouch, Freedom Reconstructed Chalkboards.

Cotton Flared skirt. Betina Lou cardigan, Kali Clothing tank top and Slo mittens.

Forest Green Silkiness

100% silk, train made from a deconstructed "insert expensive designer brand label here" and dyed green.
size medium, only one of it's kind
hand sewn detailing with hints of sparkle via sequences

Mid Summer Styles

Orange floral trim cotton stretch dress with adjustable straps

Blue and light grey butterfly print cotton stretch dress
organic fuchsia cotton tank with custom made screen-print by Amanda Schoppel

Heatwave outfits

Koocoo Linen/cotton skirt with Atelier b organic cotton shirt
Koocoo bolero with Noujica belt and Dear Faithful dress
Koocoo kelly green dress w pockets with CommeCa clutch and Tania Love hand died cotton necklace
Koocoo silkscreened cotton dress w Awake and Dreaming silver bracelets and Avital Lang necklace 
Koocoo stretch cotton dress w patch pockets - model reading Worn Journal
Koocoo organic cotton and cotton/silk dress with Kathryn Rebecca necklace
All above available at Freedom Clothing Collective

Spring Summer 2012

custom bridesmaid dress fit to the T!
KooCoo ramie wrap skirt w button closure, Voyou top , Noujica scarf, CCommeCa purse ...
 all available at Freedom Clothing Collective

KooCoo cotton button up stretch shirt w raglan sleeves, iPhone pocket holds The Woodlot book mark, stunning cross-section of house artwork by Jessica Rae Gordon

Iphone pocket holds owl moleskin by Cathy Peng

iPhone pocket holds Cubits seed pack 
Asymmetrical semi stretch dress ... soon to come in other colours!
silkscreen print skirt cotton, scrap material waistband

Spring Time!

Check out this super cute video with the new KooCoo strapless dress,
and so many other super stunning spring designs!

Collaboration w Amanda Schoppel

I love collaborations! They are ingenious! To share ideas, brainstorm and plan with someone else is thrilling. No two people think alike, so the beautiful creations that come about and the new pool of knowledge you get to dip in are always inspiring to me.
hang-tag draft/sample
 A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of having a chit chat with Amanda Schoppel at Freedom and wham bam "why don't we create something together?". Both initially being hesitant to add yet more work onto our proverbial plates it quickly turned into a thrilling productive idea exchange and setting up of plans.
KooCoo dress with Spring print / Amanda Schoppel illustrations
"I am an Artist (with thirteen years of experience in the visual arts) and a jeweler. I keep saying that I'm an 'Artist-Jeweler'... SO, recently I decided to combine them both in my professional life. I hope that by doing this, you will witness my discipline, and true dedication to my work - now and forever more!

Awake and Dreaming Designs often engage a sense of poetry, humour and an undying love for 'maximal minimalism'."

Here are some super lovelies all available at Freedom Clothing Collective!

There is so much more beauty to behold on Amanda's two websites, so be sure to take a look!

Drawings, prints, screens and garments are now in motion so check back soon to see where we end up!