Rick Owens Jacket Details AW19 | The Cutting Class. Broad shouldered 'Zionic' jacket.
12 Dec 2019
Rick Owens Jacket Details

Rick Owens Jacket Details on 'Zionic' jacket from AW19. In another article focusing on a garment that has made it through from catwalk to retail», this time the focus is on the Zionic jacket from Rick Owens' Autumn-Winter 2019 collection. What is most striking about this jacket, particularly when first...

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Translucent Layers at Simone Rocha, Spring-Summer 2020. Blue printed design on sheer white background.
05 Dec 2019
Translucent Layers at Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha, SS20, London. The Spring-Summer 2020 collection from Simone Rocha featured asymmetrical layers of sheer fabrics that had been gathered into transparent flounces and ruffles. The embellished fabric used, often blue on a white background, appeared like fine translucent porcelain, creating a delicate effect. While the collection itself featured...

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Burberry Trench Coat Details | The Cutting Class. Chain detail embellishment with Nova check undercollar.
28 Nov 2019
Burberry Trench Coat Details

Burberry Trench Coat Details, AW19. When designers take over a role as creative director of an established fashion house they are often faced with the decision of how much of the archive to take on board, and when to make a clean start on their own. For some designers though,...

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Ruched Dress by Japanese label Houga. Houga, AW19.
19 Nov 2019
Ruching, Pleating, Gathers and Ruffles at Houga

Houga, AW19. Moe Ishida, the designer behind Tokyo-based brand Houga, has a knack for creating laid-back party dresses that are oversized, asymmetrical and spliced through with ruffles, gathers and pleats. The fact that they are simply-styled and often cut in a single colour or pattern, means that a closer look...

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Ladies Who Fetish at Christopher Kane | The Cutting Class. Rubberist print dress from Christopher Kane AW19 collection.
14 Nov 2019
Ladies Who Fetish at Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane, AW19, London. Christopher Kane is a designer who knows how to flesh out a collection in the old school way - taking an idea or theme as a jumping-off point and iterating the idea out to the end of each tangent until new and surprising results emerge. From...

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The Christian Dior Toile Room | The Cutting Class. Images of toiles from the 2019 V&A exhibition paired with their catwalk versions.
05 Nov 2019
The Christian Dior Toile Room

Toile of garment, Christian Dior by John Galliano, Haute Couture, Spring-Summer 2007. One of the most amazing rooms in the V&A Exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams was the toile room, a vast room filled with the ghostly prototypes of couture seasons. Being a minimalist at heart, there is something...

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Zip Details from Prada AW1999 | The Cutting Class.
29 Oct 2019
Zip Details from Prada AW1999

Prada, AW1999. Sometimes you see an image pop up and even though it's from a collection that's 20 years old, you feel like the garment could just as easily have been created for a new collection. Such was the case when an image of zip details from Prada AW1999 appeared....

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Pinched Shoulders at Balenciaga | The Cutting Class. Balenciaga tailoring AW19, Fluo Yellow Car Coat.
22 Oct 2019
Pinched Shoulders at Balenciaga

Pinched Shoulders at Balenciaga, AW19. Sometimes it seems like a bit of a shame that there was so much hype surrounding the work of Demna Gvasalia at Vetements and Balenciaga. Some of the designs that came off as a bit gimmicky have tended to obscure the serious work on silhouette...

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Bleached Jeans at Eckhaus Latta | The Cutting Class. Styles 'Baggy Jean Chemtrail' and 'Wide Leg Jean Tri Stacked' from the AW19 collection.
17 Oct 2019
Bleached Jeans at Eckhaus Latta

Bleached Jeans at Eckhaus Latta, 'Baggy Jean Chemtrail' and 'Wide Leg Jean Tri Stacked' from the AW19 collection. There are some collections that are nicely layered with different colours and textures, but the layering on the catwalk can sometimes hide exactly what's going on with all the fabrics and details....

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Sies Marjan Jacket Details | The Cutting Class. Detail of Haru Twill Waisted Jacket from AW19.
15 Oct 2019
Sies Marjan Jacket Details

Sies Marjan Jacket Details, AW19. There were some interesting details on a style called the 'Haru Twill Waisted Jacket' from the Autumn-Winter 2019 collection from Sies Marjan. The jacket has a softly shaped feel, due to the gently nipped waist and the slight arc to the sleeves. The twill fabric...

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Glossary: Bias Binding at Valentino Couture AW19.
10 Oct 2019
Glossary: Bias Binding at Valentino Couture

Bias Binding at Valentino, Haute Couture, AW19, Paris. One dress that almost stood apart, thematically speaking, from the rest of the collection at the Valentino Haute Couture show, was a candy pink dress devoted entirely to bias binding. The overall shape of the dress had been broken down into small...

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Quilting at Cecilie Bahnsen | The Cutting Class. Models in pink dresses from the Autumn-Winter 2018 collection.
08 Oct 2019
Sumptuous Quilting at Cecilie Bahnsen

Cecilie Bahnsen, AW18, Copenhagen. The collections from Cecilie Bahnsen create an interesting tug on the subconscious. The techniques and patterns used for satin quilting at Cecilie Bahnsen, seem reminiscent of old-fashioned yet decadent bed covers, except that they are gathered into cloud-like silhouettes. The textures, colours, and styling also all...

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