Category Archives: Recent Projects

The New Women’s Tuxedo

Formalwear is one of our specialties.

And although you may have seen some women’s tuxedos on the market, you haven’t seen any like this.

Why are our tuxedos unique?

Because each one is designed in collaboration with a client—-and every client is unique.

Some of the pieces incorporate wedding colors.

Some are super formal—-and others are super fun.

Some have a bit of a punk rock look—-and others are totally bridal.

In the end, the best look depends on the personality of the lady who wears it—-and the event that she is wearing it to.

We always love the idea of adding a bit of color—-even to our wedding gowns.

 

A touch of purple or gold or red can really make a look unique.

Or combine traditionally masculine and feminine details for a look that is totally yours.

Combining traditional menswear wool suitings with amazing silk brocades and satins can give the pieces a really formal touch.

We always can get tens of thousands of fabrics.  And can make virtually any details.

We work with clients all over the world every day.

For fit, we mail the clients “muslins”—-cotton mock-ups that you can try on and provide feedback on the style and look.

This insures a totally custom look via long distance.

Contact us and we can work on some sketches and designs for you.

 

Amazing Tailoring on the Runway

White Vest and Pant SuitEvery year we do a couple of runway shows to display our latest and most unique style.

One of our most recent shows took place at the  Museum of Nature and Science here in Denver.

We showed several women’s sportswear, outwear and formal wear looks.

The pics show some of our favorites:  a ivory wool herringbone suit with beige trim, cropped pants, and a flat cap; a purple tweed peplum jacket with a sporty brown topper, brown pants, and a bold silk cravat; an our of our famous rocker tailcoats shown with a velvet 8-panel cap.Denver Fashion Photographer Brent Andeck-4411

Almost all of the pieces we make are created with a specific client in mind.

A client contacts us and we start sketching and mailing her swatches of fabric until we have the perfect design.

We work with clients all around the world making clothing for lesbian weddings and other formal events, stage shows, and every day wear.

But a runway show is a chance to really have fun with our designs.

To us, every good design has an element of fantasy and evokes the classic designs of the past.

If you have a wedding or other special event, contact us and we can design something for you.

The Fairy Dress

This wedding dress is a piece of Rococo fantasy that we put together from silk “rags”.

Fairy Small 1It has a bit of a shepherdess look to it, but is worthy of a fairy queen.

Each piece that we make is 100% custom made to order.

You choose the fabrics and work with us on every detail of the look.  We sketch and design just for you and source fabrics from all over the world.

For out-of-town clients, we can cut and sew mock-ups of the dress to mail to you, ensuring that we get just the right look and fit.

A Touch of Color—Amazing Victorian Inspired Dresses


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A subtle sugarplum silk with a delicate lace overlay.  A bit of the modern with a nod to the Victorian.Purple Victorian Gown

A flannel lined silk biker jacket for extra warmth.

We love to make dresses with a dash of unique style.  Why get married in a dress that is just like the dress that everyone is wearing this year?

The pics show one of the favorite dresses that we made for a recent client.Denver Custom Wedding Dress

She liked a the modern backless style, but liked the slender “natural form” Victorian style dresses as well.

The silhouette features a mini-bustle cut from lace and silk with a lace drape below.

Denver Custom DressDenver Wedding DressAt first, we wanted to design a bolero to go with the jacket, but we settled on something a bit longer and warmer—-that could be worn with blue jeans as well down the road.

Victorian Wedding DressThe jacket has an awesome cowl draped neck with decorative buttons.

The inside is lined in plush cotton flannel.

One of our favorite parts of this dress though is the color.

Combining a color with ivory, as on this dress, makes for a piece that has more character and individuality than a purely white dress.

il_fullxfull.697512624_4q00The soft purple of the dress gives the dress a graceful vintage look.il_fullxfull.697499998_n61g

A colored dress is often much more flattering as well.

A solid white tends to magnify the figure.il_fullxfull.697622363_2wmd

Every year we make suits and dresses for clients in every part of the world—–so if you are thinking of a custom dress, just drop us a line and we will start sketching something for you.

All of these dresses are Muslin Fit insuring the best possible look.

This means that we cut and sew a cotton mock-up of the dress that we mail to you to try on—that way you can send your feedback and comments and we can rework the style and fit to look even better on you—-you just send us digital pics so that we can work with you to decide on the changes.

If you are thinking of a custom dress, just drop us a line ( superhero@vigilantelabs.com ) and we will start sketching up a dress for you.