Cropped Leather Corset, hand carved & dyed, shaped to lift & enhance the bust.
Alchemist Carved Bustier
Silhouette & Style of Bustier
Moulded & sculptured to fit to the body from above bust to below hip
16 panels cut & shaped to the body create an hourglass silhouette
adjustable corsetry Lacing closure at centre back
The Carving: We use natural un-dyed veg tanned leather in a thickness of 3 mm to create this bustier.
The Carving process is completed over a number of days on wet leather panels, secured in place & allowed to dry naturally.
For the Alchemist bustier, we designed a ‘traditional floral bouquet & scroll’ pattern on tracing paper & transferred it to the wet leather. We carve the leather by hand with a number of tools & knives.
The ‘traditional floral bouquet & scroll’ carving process takes in excess of 80 hours.
Dyeing the Raven Colour: The dyeing process is completed by hand. Several layers of hand burnishing techniques are used to create the deep natural shades of this colour. The colour is designed to enhance the carving scroll. For the Raven colour, we use 5 different shades of blue & navy & then several darker tones up to the final layer of Black. Dyeing the Raven colour takes in excess of 10 hours.
The Alchemist Carved Bustier is part of our Haute Couture collection & the choice of carving design & placement can be adapted to the customers requirements. The price quoted includes all fittings, toile making & design consultations.
100% Leather Body
Created with 3.5mm Natural vegan cowhide Leather & lined with Luxurious Metallic leather.
Specialist Clean Only
Created & Produced in London
The Alchemist Raven collection, created exclusively for the ‘Tales of a Butterfly Collector’ short film. A limited collectable from the Gallery Couture collections.
Fit & Dimensions
Bustier Fitting: Comfortably sculpting the body, cinching the waist, shaping generously over the hips & comfortably shaped over the bust,
Length at Centre front : 40cm from point to point ( 16 inch )
As a guide the centre front panel extends 17cm (6.5inch ) below waist line
Length at Centre back lacing panel : 40cm from point to point) ( 16 inch )
As a guide the centre back panel extends 17.5cm (7inch ) below waist line
Length at side seam: 32cm from point to point( 12.5 inch)
As a guide the side panel extends 11cm (4.5inch ) below waist line
adjustable corsetry lacing closure at centre back
Made to Measure Service Available
We offer a Made to Measure or Bespoke service on this style.
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To discuss your requirements call Gallery 58 on +44(0) 1206 842 954 (10am to 6pm GMT ) or email [email protected].
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