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MAD fashion showcase

M.A.D. Fashion Showcase

I am very excited to say, the M.A.D. Fashion Showcase was a wonderful night of alternative fashion and fun! Early last year, Clockwork Butterfly designer Alexandra Chambers and I decided that we would attempt to organise a grand gala showcasing Australian alternative designers, with a catwalk show, performers and a market. Sadly, many of the …

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Carpe Nocturne Magazine spring 2016

We were honoured to be featured in the spring 2016 issue of Carpe Nocturne magazine! Lyris designer Carly Van Groeningen was interviewed for the article, and they included a lovely range of images. Check it out! Get your copy of the magazine here: http://carpenocturne.net/subscribe/

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The making of the Elisanth corset and ensemble

Collaborating with one of my favourite models; what could be better?!? Last year I had the honour of creating an outfit for the lovely alternative model Elisanth. After chatting for a while over email to get an idea of Elisanth’s likes and dislikes, I drew up several sketches of possible designs. She wanted a Gothic …

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Poison dragon make up

It is a frantically busy time of year, with lots of exciting things happening. I have been working on lots of interesting creations, which I can’t wait to share with you! I am also in the middle of moving studio, to a more spacious and conveniently close to the city studio in Brighton (also right …

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Agent of Asgard Loki cosplay

The making of Agent of Asgard Loki

I have never been one for reading superhero comics, but the Marvel movies that have been appearing over the last few years have brought me into this whole new world! Particularly Iron Man, Thor, and Guardians of the Galaxy have been my favourites, how about you? So when I was commissioned to make a femme …

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Kultur Magazine Issue 44.1

We are honoured to have had a massive feature published in Kultur Magazine issue 44.1! The feature showcases Miss Twisted and Angeline Bubsy as fae queens, in their elaborate Lyris gowns and corsets.

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Poison dragon corset ball gown

The making of the Poison Dragon

Ballgowns! Who doesn’t love ballgowns? The more elaborate, the better, in my case!! Have you ever wondered just what goes into a detailed and extravagant design? Here is a little look behind the scenes at the making of the Poison Dragon gown. This gown was a commission for The Goblin Ball 2015. Planning started straight …

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The making of the Nicola corset gown

My name is Carly, and I am the force behind Lyris Design, a bespoke corsetry and couture label based in Australia. I would like to share with you one of the curviest corset gowns I have so far had the pleasure of making. This gown was commissioned by the model Eden Archaique to wear to …

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News & Announcements

New Website Launch!!!

Big news!!! My new website is ready to launch!!! Lots of work has gone into this from both myself and my wonderful web designer, so I would love to know what you think. It is still not as pretty as we would like for mobile and tablet, but it is functional, and we will keep …

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Strange Beauty Magazine Vol.7

Lyris Design was featured again in Strange Beauty Magazine, volume 7! Clothing by Lyris Design Photography by Break Free Photography Hair by Gorejess Designs Make up by Elvis Schmoulianoff: Vegan Makeup Artist Models: Lady Lithium, Alysander Stanley

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