Gallery 2022 – Kaylee Spiteri

Special Occasion

Enchanted Garden

My special occasion dress inspired by the shape of flower petals when they bloom. It features a pleated 3D top connected to a fitted leather bodice section. The skirt is double-layered and gathered with hand-embellished flowers flowing upward from the hem. It is made of all sustainable fabrications: Rose pink Piñatex leather made from pineapple leaves, white recycled polyester satin made from 100% post-consumer rPET recycled plastic water bottles, and white Tencel lining made from wood pulp.

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This image is of a model with blonde hair sitting in a windowsill looking out the window. The walls of the room are pink, and to the right of the model is a pink garment rack with a pink dress hanging on it. The model is wearing a garment that has a white 3D pleated satin structured puff-like bodice section that goes into a structured rose pink leather bodice with top stitching. The dress has a dropped waist, and attached to the leather bodice is a pleated white satin skirt with two layers. It is draped over the model's legs below her knee. The bottom of the skirt has flowers that are white, bright pink, and rose pink appliquéd on the hem of the skirt and flow upward to the waist. The model wears matching white satin shoes with a white flower on them. It is made of all sustainable fabrications: rose pink Piñatex leather made from pineapple leaves, white recycled polyester satin made from 100% post-consumer rPET recycled plastic water bottles, and white Tencel lining made from wood pulp.

This view shows the pleated skirt drapery, embellished flowers, and top bodice structure.

This image is of a model standing straight up against the wall. She is facing the camera straight on. The walls of the room are pink. The model is wearing a dress that has a white 3D pleated satin structured puff-like bodice section that covers her shoulders and goes into a structured rose pink leather bodice with top stitching and overlapping seams. The dress has a dropped waist, and attached to the leather bodice is a pleated white satin skirt with two layers. It is draped over the model's legs below her knee. The bottom of the skirt has flowers that are white, bright pink, and rose pink appliquéd onto the hem of the skirt and flow upwards to the waist. The model wears matching white satin shoes with a white flower on them. It is made of all sustainable fabrications: rose pink Piñatex leather made from pineapple leaves, white recycled polyester satin made from 100% post-consumer rPET recycled plastic water bottles, and white Tencel lining made from wood pulp.

The front view shows the garment silhouette and the combination of structured and soft fabrics.

This image is of a model with her eyes closed. She has pink eye shadow and sparkly lipstick.  She is in front of a pink wall, and her left hand is on a pink garment rack with a pink dress hanging on it. She has blonde hair. She appears to be smiling, but her mouth is closed. The model is wearing a garment that has a white 3D pleated satin structured puff-like bodice section that goes into a structured rose pink leather bodice with top stitching. The dress has a dropped waist, and attached to the leather bodice is a pleated white satin skirt. The bodice white satin fluffy pleated sections cover her shoulders and the top part of her arms. It is made of all sustainable fabrications:  rose pink Piñatex leather made from pineapple leaves, white recycled polyester satin made from 100% post-consumer rPET recycled plastic water bottles, and white Tencel lining made from wood pulp.

The close-up shows the hand-pleated sculptural bodice combined with top-stitched leather seams.

This image is of a model standing straight up against the wall. She is facing the wall and her back is visible in the photo. The walls of the room are pink. The model is wearing a dress that has a white 3D pleated satin structured puff-like bodice section that is only in the front, but can be seen coming above her shoulders in the back.The back bodice is a structured rose pink leather bodice with top stitching and overlapping seams. The dress has a dropped waist, and attached to the leather bodice is a pleated white satin skirt with two layers. It is draped over the model's legs below her knee. The bottom of the skirt has flowers that are white, bright pink, and rose pink appliquéd onto the hem of the skirt and flow upward to the waist. There is a rose pink leather zipper pull in the shape of a flower. The model wears matching white satin shoes with a white flower on them. It is made of all sustainable fabrications: rose pink Piñatex leather made from pineapple leaves, white recycled polyester satin made from 100% post-consumer rPET recycled plastic water bottles, and white Tencel lining made from wood pulp.

The back of the garment has a flower zipper pull on the leather bodice going into the satin skirt.

This image is of rose pink, bright pink, and white flowers hand-sewn onto a satin double-layered skirt. This picture shows a close-up of some of the flowers. They flow nicely up from the hem of the skirt. In the center of the flowers, they have small light pink beads that attach it to the dress. It is made of all sustainable fabrications: rose pink Piñatex leather made from pineapple leaves, white recycled polyester satin made from 100% post-consumer rPET recycled plastic water bottles, and white Tencel lining made from wood pulp.

I hand embellished flowers created from the same fabrications as the dress along the hem with beads.

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Kaylee Spiteri

Green Brook, New Jersey

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Photographer: Felicia DiSalvo
Model: Inès Yildiz

FIT, State University of New York

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