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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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30 Mar 2011
Gender Buttons

Victorian Dress: Men in Morning Dress from 1840 and Two Women in Visiting Dresses from 1852.  There are some rules...

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29 Mar 2011
Interpretations of Influence: Cristobal Balenciaga

Cristóbal Balenciaga, Silk Gazar Evening Dress, ca. 1959. We are all aware of the effect that a major art exhibition or...

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28 Mar 2011
Fabrics and Textiles: Houndstooth Check

There have been some interesting examples of late where designers have reinvented traditional prints and textile weaves. At times they...

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24 Mar 2011
Mary Katrantzou’s Detailed Prints

Mary Katrantzou, AW11, London. It’s always good to revisit collections when you’ve got more time to appreciate the work that...

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22 Mar 2011
Fabrics and Textiles: Herringbone

Herringbone is the term used to describe a very traditional weave pattern involving the repetition of V shapes to form...

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