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A Gourmet Gazette Virtual Fashion Find from August Getty With a Gourmet Gazette Slide Show

An engaging world of purple crystals from the Tinitus virtual couture presentation of August Getty. Photo Courtesy August Getty. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — It is a world of brilliant purple crystals and mysterious red rocks. Four original couture pieces from Los-Angeles based designer August Getty inspired by, among others, Arthurian legend, Roman mythology and spiritual iconography, were revealed in a virtual couture presentation that was released last March 4th during the Paris Fashion Week. The virtual couture prelude, called Tinitus, which will eventually transition to an immersive web experience in anticipation of the Paris Couture shows in July of 2021, was produced in collaboration with London’s Institute of Digital Fashion for Paris Fashion Week.

Close-up of Look 4 in Virtual Couture from August Getty. Photo Courtesy August Getty. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Ethereal landscapes and other worldly beings serve as the backdrop for the four couture pieces created by Getty while the four videos underscore the ongoing symbiosis between fashion and technology. As its title implies it is a resounding show.

« I wanted to create a world safe from judgement and bias where you can be free to be yourself, » says Getty, « A place you can access that allows you to repaint your past in vibrant color. »

Close-up of Look 1 in Virtual Couture from August Getty. Photo Courtesy August Getty. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

The virtual world and wardrobe took over six months to complete making use of advanced CGI software and unconventional design methods allowing each sequin, stitch and precious stone to be individually positioned on the virtual silhouette in the meticulous fashion found in couture-level workmanship.

The designer’s evening wear has been worn by Kim Kardashian West, Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette
http://www.augustgetty.com/

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