Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Autumn & Mr. Pearl at the Oxford Conference of Corsetry

Here at Dark Garden, August heralds the beginning of our busiest time of year. There is no better way for us to kick off the season than attending the Oxford Conference of CorsetryLast year, our proprietress Autumn Adamme was the keynote speaker at OCOC '14. Autumn had such a delightful time being surrounded by like minded individuals that she encouraged a very special colleague to join her in attending this year's event. Mr. Pearl, the world famous corsetier and couturier, will be doing a Q&A session for roughly 50 enthralled corsetmakers from across the globe. Autumn will be returning to teach a workshop, sharing methods for pattern matching fabrics. This is a signature technique at Dark Garden, and an essential marker of quality in a high-end corset.
Autumn Adamme in her "Pearl" overbust corset
Created while working with Mr. Pearl in his Parisian atelier last summer
Photo © Joel Aron

Dark Garden's relationship with Mr. Pearl began through our mutual muse, Dita Von Teese, who frequently performs her famous burlesque routines in corsets made by both Mr. Pearl and Dark Garden. Thanks to Dita, Autumn had the unique opportunity to work alongside Mr. Pearl, and last summer she spent a month with him in his Parisian atelier.

Dita Von Teese in a Mr. Pearl corset
Though she doesn't like to brag about it, Autumn is known within the corsetmaking community as the "Godmother of Modern Corsetry." Autumn and Mr. Pearl are an absolute dream team; it's a match made in corset heaven! We look forward to future collaborations with Mr. Pearl which are currently in the works. Also teaching this year is Ian Frazer Wallace of The Whitechapel Workhouse, keynote speaker from OCOC's inaugural event in 2013. Ian will be leading a workshop on Integral Corsetry, a concept which is a personal favorite of mine. OCOC has built on its successes each year, so it is no surprise that this year is slated to be the best yet!

2014 and 2013 Keynote Speakers at OCOC14:
Autumn Adamme & Ian Frazer Wallace were fast friends
as soon as they met at last year's event!
Though this year's conference is fully booked, we encourage you to follow along with the proceedings by watching the #ococ15 hashtag on Instagram. You can also follow @darkgardencorsetry, @missdarkgarden, @whitechapelworkhouse and @misterpearlofficial directly.

Dark Garden Dollymop Overbust
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Autumn & Mr. Pearl at the Oxford Conference of Corsetry

Here at Dark Garden, August heralds the beginning of our busiest time of year. There is no better way for us to kick off the season than attending the Oxford Conference of CorsetryLast year, our proprietress Autumn Adamme was the keynote speaker at OCOC '14. Autumn had such a delightful time being surrounded by like minded individuals that she encouraged a very special colleague to join her in attending this year's event. Mr. Pearl, the world famous corsetier and couturier, will be doing a Q&A session for roughly 50 enthralled corsetmakers from across the globe. Autumn will be returning to teach a workshop, sharing methods for pattern matching fabrics. This is a signature technique at Dark Garden, and an essential marker of quality in a high-end corset.
Autumn Adamme in her "Pearl" overbust corset
Created while working with Mr. Pearl in his Parisian atelier last summer
Photo © Joel Aron

Dark Garden's relationship with Mr. Pearl began through our mutual muse, Dita Von Teese, who frequently performs her famous burlesque routines in corsets made by both Mr. Pearl and Dark Garden. Thanks to Dita, Autumn had the unique opportunity to work alongside Mr. Pearl, and last summer she spent a month with him in his Parisian atelier.

Dita Von Teese in a Mr. Pearl corset
Though she doesn't like to brag about it, Autumn is known within the corsetmaking community as the "Godmother of Modern Corsetry." Autumn and Mr. Pearl are an absolute dream team; it's a match made in corset heaven! We look forward to future collaborations with Mr. Pearl which are currently in the works. Also teaching this year is Ian Frazer Wallace of The Whitechapel Workhouse, keynote speaker from OCOC's inaugural event in 2013. Ian will be leading a workshop on Integral Corsetry, a concept which is a personal favorite of mine. OCOC has built on its successes each year, so it is no surprise that this year is slated to be the best yet!

2014 and 2013 Keynote Speakers at OCOC14:
Autumn Adamme & Ian Frazer Wallace were fast friends
as soon as they met at last year's event!
Though this year's conference is fully booked, we encourage you to follow along with the proceedings by watching the #ococ15 hashtag on Instagram. You can also follow @darkgardencorsetry, @missdarkgarden, @whitechapelworkhouse and @misterpearlofficial directly.

Dark Garden Dollymop Overbust
Photo © Joel Aron

~Marianne
Multi-Purpose Corsetiere

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