From Thrift To The Final Product: Custom E.N.D Collection Order

I have been wanting to show my process from beginning to end with a custom piece for as long as I can remember. I have just shipped out my first large custom order of 2019 and luckily, I have the footage from this project from the beginning to the end.

Above, you can see an XXL vintage black bomber which appears to be have been a bowling tournament jacket. During the custom order process, I tend to send multiple options to my client to be sure that they have the full experience and understand the history of the garment I am reworking for them.

Up next, I purchased turquoise & gunmetal silver paint so I could dramatically alter the entire palette of this boring, old, and unused vintage item that has probably been sitting on the racks in a thrift shop for over a decade.

I also manually removed some of the tacky bowling tournament embroidery and proceeded to strategically place holographic strips of ribbon to cover it up. Following this, I also stitch ripped the seams on the sides and arms so I could prepare for tailoring and modernization.

After this, I covered up the red varsity stripes on the collar, cuffs, and hem to entirely reinvent the aesthetic to match the vision and push my futuristic approach to this vintage jacket.

After sewing up the panels, giving a second and third coat of paint, as well as adding more holographic ribbon applique, I had one last issue with this bomber- the horrid baggy, boxy, and unflattering backside which threw off the entire mood of the garment. Not to worry; after much thought and experimentation, I decided to fold, pin, and stitch a design into the backside which truly was the cherry on top and the perfect detail to bring the garment together!

See the finished product below!

Thank you for reading! I look forward to showing more in depth behind the scenes process blogs! I encourage anybody reading this to support sustainable fashion practices such as this. D.I.Y doesn’t have to be restrained to just the basic perception of what many view it as. The final product of any unused thrift garments are LIMITLESS.

Stevie Crowne

Custom 2018 Resort Orders

Every year around this time I find myself creating more glamorous and festive styles. In the last month and a half, I have been incorporating sequin embroidered fabrics, gold wired crystal rhinestones, and gold glitter mesh into select commisions.

Velvet hoodies/dresses are also popular this time of year as well as leather jackets, denim capes, and I also got the chance to design a recycled leather kilt with plaid trimmings. (Scroll down to view these projects).

 

See a few examples below, starting with a custom cloak, dress, and thigh high boots.

 

 

 

Below are a few t- shirts which I incorporated the symbolic crown motif as well as shoulder panels.

FW18 CUSTOM ORDERS

Moto Biker Jacket

Painted with a high gloss red finish on shoulder panels. Embellished with red zipper around the collar. Tailored to fit.

 

Moto Biker Hoodie

Cotton red hoodie panelled with authentic recycled leather on shoulder + arms, embellished with black zipper trim. Dip dyed with Crown motif patchwork.

 

 

Tailored denim jacket with metallic gold trim on cuffs, collar, and front panels.

 

Signature leather biker jacket(painted black from olive) with pyramid studs on the front panels and epaulets.

 

Leather biker jacket with chain + zipper embellished lapels, contrast silver painted lapels, revere, and studded sleeves and side arm chain details. Backside skull patchwork with a pyramid stud crown motif,

Matching cutoff tee with skull patchwork.

 

 

Upcycled leather bomber jacket with pyramid stud details on shoulders. Backside cut outs with chain embellishing. Signature on sleeve.

 

 

Tailored blazer + matching tie with recycled white leather zigzag patchwork on lapels. Trimmed with zipper details.

 

 

Rustic grey dye-acid wash denim jacket with rose gold pyramid spikes on the shoulders.

 

 

420 legalization hoodie with a lime green recycled leather patch, embroidered on the edges.

THE BEST OF SS18 COMMISSIONS

 

This has been a very busy season transitioning after my SS18 runway collection. I find after each season there is a boatload of great custom orders that come in, sometimes inspired from the runway or directly from my clientelle’s imagination.

Below are some of my favorite projects I have completed in the last few months.

 

This is a matching denim set directly inspired by the  Underground Monarch collection. The client supplied the denim shirt as well as the jeans. I embellished the collar with gold zipper trim and flap pocket with a small gold chain. The pants were a diffusion remake from the pants shown on the runway in April.

The next two garments were commissioned by the same client in Montréal, who supplied another two sweaters for me to rework. The beige sweater was given a signature crown patch and the velvet hoodie was dip-dyed.

This top and bottom set was also inspired by Underground Monarch, except it was white garments we chose to work with, incorporating the gold zipper and brocade details.

 

Streetwear denim merged with old sportswear shorts with this hybrid creation.

Inspired by D.I.Y patchwork trends, this pair of denims had zig zag stitched knee pads + pockets inserted from the sleeves of the white Acne Shirt seen earlier in this post.

These old and unworn denims were tailored and splattered.

 

What I love about these denims is they were a inspired look from the SS18 line before I paneled them with blue denim to fit the size of the client.

Above is a leather quilted leather jacket/dress with pink signature prints on the sleeve, detailed with gold zippers and buttons.

From the cutting table. A white body-con dress with silver and black jacquard trim. It merges casual with a hint of elegance.

This was a long plain sequin dress before I hemmed it and decided to incorporate an asymmetric detail for the sleeves.

 

This is an example of a classic dyed denim jacket with pyramid studs, silver chain detail alongside a back center signature crown patch.

 

Here is a fanny pack I embellished with two silver chains and added a matching buckle.

 

Another classic denim with added gold zippers on the sleeves alongside the details.

Black cotton shirt, splattered and with a center crown patch made from recycled embossed leather.

One of the more colorful commissions this season, this was a brown leather dress I separated, tailored, and embellished with black chains.

Custom harness from scratch for Gay Pride season.

Denim harness and embellished with silver details.

Custom two-tone splattered jacket with FW18 Skull Patches and arm chain detail.