On December 16th, 1775, Jane Austen was born, and it's remarkable how one author has brought together so many people. This year, I decided to take a train to Saratoga Springs and meet up with my friend Alyssa Opishinski, a JASNA Capital Region member.
Since last year's AGM, I have been planning and developing my collection for New York Fashion Week for the past year. I created looks like the Jane 2.0 gown, the Augusta Wedding Gown, the Emma gown, and the Cinderelliot gown. I loved all the gowns I sewed myself, but the one I was most proud of was the glittery gold one named "Anne's Heart of Gold."
On Saturday, September 10th, 2022, the Jane Austen Collection by Jennyvi debuted during New York Fashion Week. While creating the collection, the question that plagued my mind was, does it spark Jane? I designed each print with the Jane Austen Silhouette and each gown with a character in mind.
After the print dresses came out, my collection's evening and bridal portion started with the Jane Austen 2.0 gown. I sewed the gowns thinking about how to modernize Jane's look, so I did an iridescent collar, which is also depicted in the print silhouette I designed for the ready-to-wear dresses that started the show.
This Saturday, September 10th, at noon, I will debut my collection inspired by Jane Austen during New York Fashion Week. I still have about 4 VIP seats valued at $75 each and 10 General Admission seats valued at $60 available for free. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday evening to get on the guest list. First come, first served.
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