Gallery 2022 – Virginia Topete

Knitwear

Teotl Cintli

TEOTL CINTLI is a collection inspired by the colors and textures of Mexico’s native varieties of corn.

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Model stands holding her dress up with two hands and looking off to one side. She wears a two-tone (burgundy and rose) plated rib strapless dress with a slit at center front and a burgundy dress with fringe underneath. She wears drop crystal earrings in a gradient from orange to pink to red. Her makeup is minimal and her nails are done. Her heels are orange with thin straps that wrap around the heel. She stands against a white background.

Burgundy fringe dress: Fringe inspired by corn silk

Model stands looking straight at camera with serious face and arms falling at sides.   She wears a two-tone (burgundy and rose) plated rib strapless dress with a slit at center front and a strapless burgundy dress with silky fringe underneath. The overdress looks checkered on top and striped at the bottom where the ribbed fabric pulls in.  She wears drop crystal earrings in a gradient from orange to pink to red. Her makeup is minimal, her hair falls straight back, and her nails are done. Her heels are orange. She stands against a white background.

Plated rib overdress: Rose and deep purple color inspiration drawn from native maize varieties

Sideview shot of model as she walks. Only shoulders down is visible. The model wears a burgundy fringe dress underneath a burgundy and rose plated rib strapless dress. The fringe is caught in motion. She wears orange heels and a thin gold ring on one hand. Shot against a white background.

Fringe was manually placed and cut to length.

Portrait photo of model looking straightforward at camera against white background. Only waist up is visible. She has a straight face. She wears a two-tone (burgundy and rose) plated rib strapless dress with a checkered pattern and a slit at center front. She wears a  burgundy garment underneath.  Her hair has a center part and falls straight back. Her makeup is minimal and she wears drop crystal earrings in a gradient from orange to pink to red.

Burgundy and rose overdress was programmed and fully fashioned on Stoll M1 Software.

Photo of model waist down. She wears a body con burgundy dress with stripes formed by tiny holes called pointelle stitches and a silky burgundy fringe starting at knee level. She stands with her legs further than shoulder-width apart. The pointelle hole stripes look like little black dots when against the body, but appear white in between the legs where the background becomes visible through the holes. She wears orange heels and a thin gold ring on one hand. Her fingernails are painted pale yellow and her toenails are lilac.

Fully fashioned on Brother machine; pointelle hole stripes individually transferred by hand

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Virginia Topete

McAllen, Texas

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Model: Madeline West

FIT, State University of New York

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