"The modern industry, based around...fashion houses run by individual designers, started in the 19th century with Charles Frederick Worth who, beginning in 1858, was the first designer to have his label sewn into the garments he created"

 

- Wikipedia

Commissions - Life Sized and Miniature Garments

“Designer Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895) is said to have been the first designer label with his signature in his creations. Early in the twentieth century, designers such as Poirot, Chanel, Lanvin and Vionnet used their labels as a means of branding their garments and protecting their designs, and the use of the label as a brand marker as continued ever since. Some labels are also used to define authenticity, with elements like number sequences or holograms offering the buyer assurance that the item is not a counterfeit copy. Labels can also serve to fill regulatory requirements in terms of defining textile content, size, care requirements, and origin…Labels or marks of ownership come in different forms, and occasionally, one might find the name of the owner embroidered or handwritten in a garment.” P55 The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

The House of Embroidered Paper is interested in producing fine art pieces - garments and accessories -  that are reflective of particular historical periods, personal stories and/or designs from nature;

for example bird and botanic imagery. 

Garments are available life-sized or in miniature and can be commissioned to reflect a particular decade, a memorable year, a garment once loved or admired and personal stories or memories.

Each piece will come on a mannequin. Life-sized mannequins are dress forms, miniature mannequins are acrylic.

Whilst every collection piece is made as a one-off, a number of designs can be customised.

Therefore if you have:

- seen a style or type of item in one of the collections that you would like to have personalised;

- would like to commission the creation of something brand new,

then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Life-sized garments take a minimum of 2.5 months to make but lead times will vary according to the exhibition and commission schedule of The House of Embroidered Paper. Prices start from £5000.

Miniature garments take a minimum of 3 weeks to make but lead times will vary. Prices start from £1500.

All commissions are priced on application.

An example in miniature. This piece reflects: Venice - the life of Wendy Duggan

Life-sized

This piece reflects: Victorian dress - the residents of the historic mansion Danny House, East Sussex