Fabrics and Textiles

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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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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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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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18 Mar 2011
Handmade Fabrics at Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen, AW11, Paris. As good as full length catwalk images are, they only go part way into showing how...

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15 Mar 2011
Sequins Reimagined

Sequin swatches from the AW11 collections of Prada, Louis Vuitton, Comme des Garçons, Rodarte and Christopher Kane. Sometimes even the...

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03 Mar 2011
How Many Fabrics in the Dries Van Noten Show?

Dries Van Noten, AW11, Paris. Considering how many designers have been successfully combining unbelievable print combinations this season, it was...

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