Fabrics and Textiles

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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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28 Feb 2011
Fully Fashioned and Cut and Sew Knitwear at Jil Sander

Jil Sander, AW11, Milan. When it comes to knitwear there are basically two ways that the shape of the garment...

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23 Feb 2011
Alexander Wang’s Felted Knitwear

Alexander Wang, AW11, New York. Felting is one of those crafty techniques that can risk being the unnecessary centre of...

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22 Feb 2011
Crochet for Holland and Kane

House of Holland, AW11, London. The use of crochet in both the recent House of Holland and the collection by...

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14 Feb 2011
Screen Printing at Libertine

Libertine, AW11. Altering a manufactured fabric is one of the most straight forward ways to create designs that are uniquely...

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A Basic Explanation of Grain Lines
11 Feb 2011
A Basic Explanation of Grain Lines

Grain lines are a generally unnoticed aspect of the garment, that is until they are either used in the wrong...

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