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13 Apr 2011
Placement and Repeat Prints at Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, AW11, Paris. When it comes to print designs they generally fall into one of two categories. The...

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12 Apr 2011
Technical Drawings: The Missing Link between Vision and Reality

Fashion Illustrations by René Gruau. When designers are profiled there are two classic settings in which we usually find them....

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11 Apr 2011
Variations on a theme: Styling Autumn Winter 2011

Meadham Kirchhoff Back Stage, AW11, London. When it comes to the hair, make-up and accessories styling for catwalk shows there...

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08 Apr 2011
Layered Tulle at Dior Couture

Christian Dior, Haute Couture, SS11, Paris. Considering all the controversy surrounding Galliano’s exit from Dior it is worth returning the...

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07 Apr 2011
Metal Hardware at Lanvin

Lanvin, AW11, Paris. There was a beautiful little metal detail in the recent Lanvin collection which I thought was worth...

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06 Apr 2011
Pleats: McCartney, Miyake and Fortuny

Stella McCartney, AW11, Paris. In the recent Stella McCartney collection, there were some beautifully pleated garments that were reminiscent of...

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05 Apr 2011
Fabrics and Textiles: The Connotations of Fur

Céline, AW11, Paris. Of all the fabrics that are used for fashion collections, animal fur is surely the most politicised...

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04 Apr 2011
Leatherwork at Junya Watanabe

Junya Watanabe, AW11, Paris. In the recent Junya Watanabe collection there was some great details in the leatherwork which are...

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01 Apr 2011
Shaping Seam Allowance for Corners and Curves

Hermès, AW11, Paris. Constructing a garment is a complex process which goes back and forth between cutting the fabric and...

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31 Mar 2011
Menswear Details at Raf Simons

Raf Simons, Menswear, AW11, Paris. A wonderful teacher once told me that menswear was a careful balancing act between different...

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