Therez Fleetwood designs wedding gowns that incorporate natural gemstones to heighten your spiritual energy on your wedding day.
For centuries, people have believed that certain natural gemstones have the power to generate good energy and luck. Gemstones not only look good but wearing them also gives the bride tranquility, harmony, and balance on her wedding day. What better way to incorporate this powerful natural energy into your ceremony than to have them hand-sewn onto your gown. Not only will these gemstones enhance your natural aura, but the faint clicking of the stones hanging below her waist when she walks down the aisle creates a sensual sound for both the bride and groom.
Gemstones are perfect for calming the nerves and heightening the senses. They provide spiritual protection. purification. stability and strength. The bride can choose stones for wedded bliss, love, luck, inner security, and unconditional love. All gowns are custom made to order. Prices available upon request.
Many brides today are choosing wedding attire that reflects their heritage. Therez Fleetwood’s kaftans are inspired by the cultural influences of Moorish women. Brides who want to dress conservatively and culturally, and choose not to wear a veil, an inspired kaftan or kimono is a perfect fit. Brides can choose to complete their look with a bespoke forehead band or turban inspired headpiece. Prices available upon request.
It’s was dynamic, bold, and colorful! It’s street style, and it’s high fashion. – New York Times
An exploration of how black style has evolved in New York City and how hip-hop has turned fashion on its head. Hip hop has made black style big business, showcasing black designers and claiming a global market of consumers eager to buy the latest in Black Style Now. The exhibition features garments by pioneering as well as contemporary black designers and outfits worn by style-setters such as Beyoncé, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and LL Cool J. Jewelry, accessories, footwear, and clothing by major hip-hop mega-brands are also on view, as are photographs of fashion icons past and present.
Therez Fleetwood’s BABWE dress on display. Baby blue, gold, chocolate, and ivory silk dupioni with cowrie shells embellishments.
The oldest collection of dolls dates back to 2000BC. and were found in the Egyptian tombs of wealthy families. These dolls were constructed of flat pieces of wood, painted with various designs and with “hair” made of strings of clay or wooden beads. It is believed that they were cherished possessions.
Doll Collectors today, are still cherishing these collectibles and it is Therez Fleetwood who is creating custom couture fashion doll designs as heirloom gifts that collectors can enjoy. Brides can now capture the essence of their wedding gown attire with miniature doll keepsakes.
With just the aid of a photograph, these exquisite one of a kind dolls are designed to not only look like the bride in skin tone and hairstyle, but are dressed in a handcrafted replica of the pictured dress. All gowns are hand-crafted and made from natural fibers including silk, cotton, and wool. They are fully lined and adorned with a variety of gorgeous beads, trims, and Swarovski crystals.
These miniature gowns are created with the same amount of care, craftsmanship, and pride that go into each of Therez Fleetwood’s couture gowns. These designer dolls make perfect gifts and can be passed down from generation to generation.
Steps to creating your one-of-a-kind doll;
Step 1 – Email us a photograph of the bride in her wedding dress. (Or if you would like to present this to the bride as a wedding gift on her wedding day, then you will send us a photo of the bride, her dress and any other details that for her styling on her wedding day).
Step 2 – We then source for a doll with the same hair and skin color of the bride.
Step 3 – We buy the fabrics, trims, and beads that closest resemble the wedding gown and accessories the client is wearing.
Step 4 – Production begins. The paper pattern is made. The miniature dress is cut, assembled, and tailored. Hair is restyled. Jewelry, bouquet, and accessories are restyled.
Step 5 – Your replica doll is photographed and shipped to you.
Therez Fleetwood has made history again! Her kente print, shawl-collared swing dresses are featured in the fashion industry textbook used by college students today! – The SURVEY OF HISTORIC COSTUME, A History of Western Dress (Editions 1 thru 5).
Did you know it was Therez Fleetwood who designed the kente cloth costumes for Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Disney® World Florida? These designs were created exclusively for the Miss Black Collegiate Pageant back in 1998. Her designs are now a part of Mickey and Minnie’s 150 Special Occasion outfits. It is the only time the Disney corporation allowed an outside designer to design for their icons. Way to go, Ms. Fleetwood! #MakingHistory
As a designer, I love it when I am able to be self-expressed with my creations. This dress was created exclusively for the finale of “LEGACY – Celebrating the Fabric of Our Culture” in Philadelphia, PA. For all you jazz enthusiasts… this one’s for you!
August Wilson Center for African American Culture hosted the Multicultural Arts Initiative’s third annual celebration of diversity in the arts with “Legacy: Celebrating the Fabric of Our Culture,” a program celebrating diversity and richness of the arts and fashion.
The evening culminated in a fashion show with the models of the Utopia Modeling Agency in a program titled, “FashionAfricana.” But this wasn’t your typical fashion show with models strutting fancy duds on a runway. The fun and creative styles were showcased as part of a skit, produced by Mark Southers of Pittsburgh Playrights Theatre Company, set in a 1940’s night club. The models of the Utopia Modeling agency acted as patrons to the club as the skit unfolded to the music of the PJO.