I’m very excited to be able to share this at last – it’s been so hard to keep the finished dress a secret …
Here is the much-anticipated reveal of the Miss Universe Australia dress made by couturier Rudolf Ramseyer, using fabric which I eco dyed at his request. I am absolutely thrilled with what he’s done with it, and how beautiful it looks worn by Tasmanian entrant Stephanie King. [Photos by Rudolf Ramseyer; silk chiffon from Ruche Fabrics]
Here is a short video of the collections I’ve designed so far in collaboration with ethical fashion company ShopVida, based on 4 of my eco prints on paper. Made to order, the designs featured here are: ‘ghosts of autumn’, ‘forest floor’, ‘urban chic’ and ‘lost and found’.
To purchase, go to http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/rita-summers
This is your chance to own and wear a little bit of Tasmania! My new ‘Ghosts of Autumn’ collection is based on an eco print I did on rice paper, using an oak leaf collected during my recent artist residency in New Norfolk. AND my first 10 customers will also receive a $25 gift card. How good is that? The result of my collaboration with nature and ShopVida.