Fashion of Monday, 25 February 2013

Source: Adeyemi Adebayo Victor-GhanaWeb

Ghanaian designs Naomie Harris’ 2013 Oscar dress

The 85th Oscar Academy Awards just went by recently and it is no longer news that new winners have emerged.

But what still lingers on our hearts is the news of Michael Badger who designed Naomie Harris’ beautiful apparel.

Noamie attended the event and partook in the winning design of Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress Challenge. The dress she wore was designed by Ghanaian Michael Badger, a fashion design student at Savannah College of Art and Design, who was mentored throughout the design process by Vivienne Westwood.

We’re told that the gown, made from certified organic silk crepe de chine and using recycled zippers, was hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework with vintage glass beads and chocolate candy wrappers.

The color is thanks to a dying process that used goldenrod and chamomile, the byproducts of which, since they contained no chemical pollutants, went straight to the compost heap.

According to a press release revealing the completed gown, Badger’s design was inspired by volcanoes and the appearance of flowing lava.

Michael Badger is the fourth winner of the competition. Last year “The Artist” actress Missi Pyle wore a dress designed by Miami International University of Art and Design student Valentina Delfino.

In 2011 the winning design was created Samata Angel, and in 2010 Jillian Granz’s winning submission hit the red carpet.

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