Photo courtesy of Anna Omodeo of La Collezione di Anna
Today´s protagonist of One day in the designer´s studio is Anna Omodeo of La Collezione di Anna, who described me her daily routine.
Normally Anna´s day starts at 8 o´clock in the morning and it ends at 4 o´clock pm.
Before starting a new garment, there are a few steps to accomplish. First of all the customer has to buy one available spot. Anna and her team create two jackets, a Horsemanship top and a vest in one month.
After having reserved her spot, the client must pay a deposit and fill in a survey describing her goals, her riding experience, her favorite colors and her personality. Anna asks now for some photos of the customer´s body, of her horse and for the measurements.
Now Anna will draw three designs on the computer and she will present, discuss and eventually change them together with her customer. While she draws at the computer, she thinks to a song. The song will give name to the outfit and it will inspire Anna during the creative process.
(Here you can see a jacket drawn by Anna on the computer)
In the meanwhile Tiziana, one of Anna´s co workers, realizes the pattern and the jacket´s base, that will be sent to the customer in order to try it.
(Tiziana is sewing the jacket´s base)
Once the client chose a design, Anna orders all the materials to complete it.
Michela cuts the leather decorations: they are processed on the computer and than a special machine cuts them. The appliqués are fixed on a film. The film ensures that they won´t crumple while they will be sewn.
(Here you can see the machine that cuts the leather appliqués)
Anna paints the jackets´s base with the airbrush.
(The jacket´s base is colored with the airbrush)
Once the color is stabilized, it is possible to fix the decorations with a spray glue and than to sew them.
Now the stone work can start. Big stones are the first ones to be applied on the garment. They are fixed with glue and than they are sewn with a special machine.
The jacket is put on the dress form and Anna decides which embellishments to add. This is what makes the difference: the outfit is unique. Those kind of stones are fixed with an ultrasound machine.
Now the empty spaces are filled in with ton sur ton stones.
When all the stones have been applied, Tiziana sews the jacket and the lining. The silk lining is chosen depending from the style of the outfit.
Finally a label with the client´s name and a serial number is applied.
Now the jacket is finished and it is ready to be photographed and shipped to the customer.
(Here there is the finished product)
This week we had the possibility to be part of the world of an internationally famous stylist! I would like to thank Anna for dedicating me her time and for sending me the photos of her creative process.
Two other articles of One day in the designer´s studio serie will be published in the next days. Are you curious? So don´t miss them 😉