Fashion Design to Runway

Fashion Design, Textile Design

Looking to a mix of inspiration for this autumn winter garment, combining eighties fashion style’s with a feminine dance theme and Dutch fashion art for the runway look. 

The design is a one piece dress, constructed to look like a separate top and skirt. The top half of the bodice has a shawl button up collar, dolman sleeve and a waistband that flows to a tulip flower skirt constructed from eight petal panels. Each petal panel in the skirt overlaps to create the tulip flower silhouette. The dress is made from pure wool crepe in two colour-ways and the skirt petals are lined with acetate.   

Runway looks are extravagant, often bright and over the top, whilst ready to wear offers a daily refined style and look.

OM Label

Graphic Design

I rebranded my original textile brand Orchis Morio to OM Label and redesigned the logo. OM Label is the synthesis of the ‘O’ from Orchis and the ‘M’ from Morio, making ‘OM’. I reduced the logo colour’s to black and white, as the neutral OM logo suits paired against a colourful textile, fashion piece, graphic or video.

In 2011, I continued designing fashion and textiles and began launching a series of mini clothing collection’s under my brand name OM Label.

OM Label logo. Graphic Designer, Lisa Engelhardt (2011)

Welcome to OM Label blog

Profile

Welcome to my fashion and textile design blog, OM Label. 

This blog is about all pursuits related to the field of fashion and textiles.

After studying an arts degree with a major in English I went onto study a Fine Art degree in painting, drawing, design and film. In 2006 I went to Glasgow and learnt the art of silkscreen printmaking and worked on a feature film. I designed my first silkscreen prints in 2007/08 in my studio in Melbourne under the label Orchis Morio, specialising in printed textiles on organic cotton base cloths, retailing the designs by the metre, they were featured on homewares and accessories products.

In 2011 I rebranded Orchis Morio to OM Label and began my fashion label designing garments from textiles digitally printed onto silk. I moved to London to work in fashion for a couple of years. In 2014/15 I started retailing textiles through Patternbank and designed for Target. Recently I completed a Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Design and Product Development). I design all textiles and fashion design products under the name OM Label.

Long Dolman Sleeve Shawl Collar Petal Dress. Fashion Designer, Lisa Engelhardt (2017)