Couturier

'Second Skin'

Personal Collection

'Second Film', Short Film by Michaela Stark

February 2021

Self Portrait 

November 2020

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Michaela Stark Second Skin Collection

Asymmetric Boob Corset & Pearl Thong

 

A 20 panel structured corset and accompanying underwear, both made from a print from the work of Ukrainian artist Alina Zamanova. 

Delicately embroidered with Swarovski pearls.

Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portrait
Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portrait
Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portait

'Squirming'

Triptych

Self Portrait 

November 2020

Michaela Stark Process
Michaela Stark Process
Michaela Stark Process

Design Notes

Toile One and Toile Four

Asymmetric Boob Corset

Done over the summer of 2020

Fitting Videos

Toile Four - Asymmetric Boob Corset

Summer, 2020

Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portrait

Self Portrait

January 2020

Michaela Stark pulling on corset

Sometimes I like to film myself doing that, because it makes me feel kinda uncomfortable.

Michaela Stark Pulling on corset

Pulling your clothes on and taking them off can look quite savage.

Michaela Stark Pulling on corset
Michaela Stark pulling on corset
Michaela Stark Pulling on corset

Stills from a fitting video

Toile Two - Breast Mutation Denim Corset

January 2020

Michaela Stark Process
michaela stark process

Design Notes

Toile One and Toile Two

Breast Mutation Denim Corset

January 2020

Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portrait

Self Portrait

January 2020

Michaela Stark Second Skin Collection Self Portrait
Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portrait

'Monster Woman' 

Self Portrait

Diptych 

November 2020

'Washed Up' 

Self Portrait

November 2020

This silk habotai that this corset is made from is actually quite special to me. I have been carrying this particular piece around with me for years, and have used it in many of my experiments with the body. 

Fitting Video

 

Distressed Candy Pink Corset 

Taken on the same day that I finished the corset 

Summer 2020 

Michaela Stark Second Skin Collection

Distressed Candy Pink Silk Corset

The base of this corset was created using invisible tulle and silk organza.

 

The outer-layer is made from hand dyed silk habotai, and a distressed silk-cotton fabric, entirely hand stitched in place.  

Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portrait

Self Portrait

November 2020

Distressed Candy Pink Silk Corset

Details Video 

January 2021

Michaela Stark Process
Michaela Stark Process
Michaela Stark Process

Design Notes

Pre Toile and and Toile Two

Swarovski Corset/ Distressed Candy Pink Silk Corset

 2020

Michaela Stark Swarovski Crystal corset self portrait

Self Portrait

November 2020

Michaela Stark Second Skin Collection

Swarovski Corset

The base of this corset was created using invisible tulle, structured with steel boning.

 

Carefully embroidered with hundreds of Swarovski crystal. 

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Self Portrait

November 2020

Swarovski Thigh Highs

Made to accompany the Swarovski Corset. 

The base of these thigh highs were created using a very delicate tulle, and carefully embroidered with hundreds of Swarovski crystal. 

Vanity

Self Portrait

Diptych

November 2020

Michaela Stark Process
Michaela Stark Process

Design Notes

Pre Toiles and Draping Sessions

Pearl Thong

 2020

Self Portrait

November 2020

Self Portrait

Video

April 2020

Oil Painting Corset

A denim corset with asymmetric hip bumps.   

 

Draped over the corset is a print of Alina Zamanova's oil painting 'The Start'. 

Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portait

Self Portrait

November 2020

Self Portrait

Video

April 2020

Michaela Stark countryside
Michaela Stark countryside
Michaela Stark Smiling

Self Portrait

March 2020

Playing with the fabric from Alina Zamanova before I draped it into a corset, during the first weeks of quarantine in the French countryside. 

Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portrait
Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Triptych

November 2020

Michaela Stark Second Skin Self Portrait
Michaela Stark bra with slit

Distressed Silk Organza and PVC Bra

and 

Distressed Silk Organza Bloomers

The base of the bra was created using a hand dyed silk gauze layered under PVC. The outer-layer is made from hand dyed and distressed silk organza .

The bloomers were created from the same hand dyed silk gauze and organza. 

Michaela Stark Self Portrait Second Skin

Self Portrait

November 2020

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