Con Ilio – Luxury Fashion Designer 奢华时装设计师

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 Con Ilio (Fashion designer of Con Ilio Melbourne)

Con Ilio is a lover of all things beautiful and is a Melbourne designer of his self named label. He specialises in couture designer of women’s bespoke wedding and evening gowns boasting an impressive clientele. His line is known to embody style, finesse and empowerment for the inner God and Goddess. His strong use of elegance is shown and embellished in bead and lace elements. We spoke to Con as he shared with us more about his business, style and inspiration of elegance

Con Ilio是属于一切美丽事物的代名词,是这名墨尔本设计师自我命名的标签。他专心为女性打造婚礼时尚与晚礼服,细腻的设计曲线体现风格、技巧和点缀女性的内在,铸造每一个维也纳女神。他善于使用优雅的装饰珠和蕾丝元素塑造时尚,并分享了更多关于他的商业、风格和优雅的灵感泉源。

How did the brand or the idea of it begin?
A. I started working from home on my own and had a lot of help from my mum. I was also trying to get involved as much as I could in the fashion industry so I was modeling and doing hair dressing on the side. At home, I was making gowns and dresses for my sisters, my mother and did more for friends’ weddings. It was a slow and steady growth process.

关于自主品牌的想法是怎么萌生的?
我一开始是自己在家工作,并且获得我母亲的大力协助。为了涉猎时尚行业,另一方面我也着手于服装和发型。这是一个循序渐进的过程,我在家里先为姐妹设计礼服和裙子,再到母亲,然后延伸到更多朋友的婚礼。

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What is your signature look?

I like to use different fabrics and techniques – my signature is the small waist and curvy hips to accentuate the hourglass figure. You’ll see something that’s always on the edge and very elegant. I love beautiful things and I want women to feel beautiful when they wear the gowns.

你的特质是什么?
我喜欢用不一样的面料和技术—我的设计特质是突出腰身和臀型曲线美的沙漏形状。而边缘上的点缀饰物增添优美。我爱一切美丽的事物,我希望女士们穿上礼服时觉得自己超美。

As every gown involves a lot of work, which one involved the most hours?
The most complex gown we did was the hydrangea couture gown where we used 21,500 petals and delicately hand sewed each of them onto the bodice and skirt of the gown. It’s very heavy but beautiful and involved several days and nights of work.

每件礼服制作过程都相当繁琐,哪一件是你印象最深刻的?
制作过最复杂的礼服是涉及大量的球花刺绣设计,精致手工缝纫2万1500朵花瓣,从礼服的贴身上衣到裙子,这是非常吃重但美丽的过程,总共花了几个昼夜完成。

160107 Con Ilio 410_low.jpgAs you have a niche selection of menswear, can you describe its style?
Think 007 James Bond – looking sleek and dangerous with clean sophisticated cuts. I started by making mens wear for myself as I always wanted to wear something new when I hit the town. One of my friends suggested I open up that line as she believed that my style would grab attention as they are daring and unique.

如果你有男装时尚的选项,能描述下是什么风格的吗?
我想是007占士邦格调,透过利落又复杂的裁剪打造光滑又危险的整体观感。我开始思索男装的方向,自己在逛街时候也穿上新感觉服饰。一个朋友建议我朝着路线走,因为她相信我的风格足以吸引那些显得大胆与独特的人们。