First two dresses are made using multiple laces layered over foundations. The pink one is draped over a corset foundation with feminine bodice draping. The last dress features a sash with a faux leather carving inspired by viking Urnes art. All of these pieces are inspired by nature in the Pacific Northwest and by my Nordic heritage, which is an integral story to many in Scandinavian Seattle.
Madison Leiren grew up with Norwegian food, traditions, and fairy tales. “There were always a lot of stories about the old county in our family, and our houses were filled with trolls and paintings of the fjords.” It made a big impression on her as a little girl; she has always been intrigued by a world of mythical fantasy. Leiren is a huge fan of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, and she loves Viking history and legend.
Madison’s oeuvre includes ethereal wedding gowns, stunning quinceanera dresses, bridesmaid dresses, swimwear for prominent national calendar shoots, delicate lingerie, and ready-to-wear designs, all requiring utmost precision in her work and knowledge spanning many specializations. She prides herself in creating her designs with challenging fabrics, nuanced detailed hand work, and accentuated silhouettes that come together to create garments are anything but conventional.