One of a Kind Lace Dresses

Photograph by Summer Rayne

For local designer Trista Smith, there’s a little magic to creating her pieces. She doesn’t work from patterns but uses a draping technique to bring out the unique elements of each piece of vintage lace. 

“Each piece is bespoke and one of a kind,” Smith says. “Customers can pick an existing design, but because of the lace, it’s a bit different every time.
That’s part of the magic.”

While she does provide dresses to a lot of brides, her dresses are also popular for maternity and motherhood photo sessions.

With the wearer in mind as Smith makes it, “each dress is infused with joy and meaning.” 

This article is from the March/April 2019 issue of YAM.

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