designer spotlight : Enigma Fashions

Enigma Fashions, a long-standing design company for custom formal wear, is heading to new heights with many developments in the works, new collections, fashion shows, and dreams to expand into interior design. In the peak of their busy season, we had the chance to learn more from Diana Drake aka Die, the main designing force behind Enigma.

photographer : Laura Dark
makeup artist : Mascaraid and Gray Artistry
hair stylist : Gray Artistry
models : MsPoisoness, Victoria Sapphire, Angela Makeever, Manzin, and Staley Cook
wardrobe : Enigma Fashions
accessories and jewelery : Organic Armor
written by Zach Rose

To the ladies I say to you, have you ever wanted to be a “gothic princess”? To the boys, have you ever wanted to be the most dashing gentleman of the evening? To hell with modernity, live your fantasies on one special night or day for the photos you take will immortalize your special moment forever.

June, that wonderful time of year when young men and women move forth into the adult world. The senior prom is a seemingly timeless ritual symbolizing this coming of age. For most the time calls for elaborate gowns, for the ladies only the best will suffice. It’s your standard tuxedo for the young man as he pins flowers on his be-speckled date. For the wedding, it seems to be more of the same time after time. Overall it is more often than not the infamous ‘bridezilla’ who lends the most character to her wedding.

There still exists a dilemma for the young romantic or daydreamer in all of us. If your run of the mill designer dress (or menswear) is not enough, what can one do to make the formal occasion a memorable experience? Fortunately the marvelous romantic custom designs at Enigma Fashions cater to those seeking something more. Offering one of a kind formal wear of a more Victorian and Edwardian flavor to evening wear reminiscent of noir films of the 1930s and 40s.

read the full feature in the June/July 2010 Issue

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