WELCOME TO Lyric Couture:
Collaged artwear composed of reprised goods
for conscious creative consumption
Recycled / Eco / Trash Fashion
Lyric Couture is on hiatus until further notice while I stick with my alternate duties as Poet Laureate of New Hampshire. I miss my sewing life & plan to get back to it when I can! Please feel free to peruse & get ideas here for your own work & life.
FEATURED IN FALL 2007 & WINTER 2008
"Altered Couture" Magazine
Chosen BEST GREEN BRIDE of NH 2009
At Lyric Couture, we sew each one-of-a-kind treasure by hand
from carefully selected recycled finds.
If you see something you like here, ask us about it.
Not your size or colors? We customize.
We can also re-make your own beloved old clothes just for you,
or help you host a closet-cleansing swap-and-reconstruct party.
Lyric Couture is all about recycling--fashionably!
is the "one-off-spring" of Alice B. Fogel, award-winning clothing designer, sewing sybil & custom clothier, as well as poet, writer, author (www.alicebfogel.com) & teacher. With multiple degrees in the arts as well as courses at NYC's Fashion Institute of Technology, she has created costumes for productions at the Kennedy Center, San Francisco & Houston Operas, Broadway, off-Broadway & film, among others, & held the post of Head of Costuming at Theatre by the Sea in Portsmouth, NH. Alice has also worked in millinery and lingerie. Her obsession with sewing & design began with making rock star outfits for her troll dolls' band, The Cherries, when she was 8 years old, & she has never looked back since. While she has been a formal member of the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers & makes very respectable garments, her true love is re-fashioning unwanted old materials into unexpectedly desirable new clothes.
PO Box 25, Acworth, NH 03601 * 603.835.6783
* Grand Prize Petal Wedding Gown, pictured above,
constructed of 22 tailored cotton shirts,
available for sale in "Other Designs."
[runway photo by Marty Lester, Positive News, Ithaca, NY 2006]