Dennis Diem approaches fashion as an exercise in craftsmanship. So much so, that handcrafted clothes made with traditional methods have become his signature. Indeed, he made a detailed study Marie Antoinette’s original corsets before starting to handcraft his own corsets.
Diem’s fascination with corsets arises from the way in which they alter and enhance the female form. “A woman’s posture is transformed as soon as the body is laced”, he says. High-heeled shoes are fundamental to his work for the same reason. High-heeled shoes have the power to instantly change a woman’s aura”.