Clara and I both went to HSPVA. But it was during our summer jobs that we really bonded. Making her a comfortable dress for prom was so much fun. A knit top with thin straps in the back made it "athletic chic." And the full skirt over a pair of fitted cigarette pants was everything we wanted to bring Clara's prom to the modern age. A gold and black brocade was the main accent throughout, and was just enough to add that detail of sophistication.
Anaid had her wedding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and got an Alantude original for her callejonada. She wanted something fun, comfortable, breezy, and full of attitude. So of course she came to the right place. The top is a cotton crop top with white fringe beading. The bottom is a tulle skirt with a built in crinoline.
Courtney was not about to get married in a typical white wedding dress so she came to Alantude for her unique gown. With a classic silhoutte in mind, we found this gorgeous blue taffeta and a black lace for the accent and got to work. The true work in this one is all on the inside. The overskirt is removable to give Courtney a more fitted look and ease of movement.
Shaun wore her mother's wedding dress for the ceremony and wanted something less traditional for the ceremony. That's where Alantude came in. We made her a red gown that was tea length short and the skirt had enough flow to twirl for days. The lace is along the whole hem and a one of kind design was created on the back with that lace. All bridesmaids were also in custom Alantude.
I've known Maddie since her 15 birthday party and her family has become part of mine ever since. Making her dress for prom was such an exciting experience. It has a knit underlay that makes it comfortable to move and dance in (something everyone wants at prom.) Mostly black but has the godets on the bottom of the dress with a champagne underlay that makes the black sequin fabric design pop. The corset is a separate piece, which gives her the option to remove it when in the car or when she wants more freedom to move. With the champagne underlay on that as well, the corset really adds the character this dress needed.
I've known Idiana for a very long time. I've seen her grow into the beauty that we all know today. It was more than a pleasure to put her in one of my creations. I loved her openness to my vision. She was so trusting that when I mentioned the top would be a sheer chiffon she told her principal that she would be wearing a see-thru top to prom. You can imagine the talk I had to have with her disscussing that there would be a sequin top under the dress to match. It was so exciting to play with silhouttes and lines on this dress. One of my favorite shoots since I dragged the team to Galveston past 9pm to shoot these photos. We were greeted with jumping fish, men sleeping on the beach, and giant rats. It was definately an adventure.
A truly personal experience. This dress was designed for my best friend Hannah Griffith’s prom. After sketching the design on a whataburger napkin, to see it come to life was very exciting. The paneling to the dress is what makes it so elegant and flattering. The back has a train of the black and gold and a panel which gives the dress those alantude wings. The clutch was also specially made for the occasion.
I've known Perla Flores since we were little kids. Making her prom dress was a must then. The challenge in her dress was that she wanted all black. To create a unique design on an all black dress I used three different fabrics. Stretch Taffeta was used on the top and bottom skirt, lace on the straps and lower bands of both skirts, and chiffon on the over skirt. To give the dress dimension there is a chiffon over skirt with a side slit to show a skirt underneath.
10 yards fill the bottom of this dress. As you walk into the night with this "beauregarde" gown you will be swimming in silk chiffon. The top has been hand draped and fully lined. With the triangular cut out in the front it becomes just enough to call attention but still elegant enough that you can walk down the red carpet with full confidence.
Model: Kathia Lopez
This dress was made specifically for Zulema’s prom. It has a hand cut lace that starts at the chest and finishes in the back. Inspired by the umbrella wasp’s wings when closed, this gown falls in the back to form beautiful “wings” of cotton and lace. Finished with three godets at the bottom, this dress is truly an Alate original.