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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...

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Glossary: Placket at Alexander Wang | The Cutting Class. Alexander Wang, SS15, New York. Placket designed like sneaker shoe laces.
29 Sep 2014
Glossary: Placket

Alexander Wang, SS15, New York. An unusual twist on a placket from the Alexander Wang Spring-Summer 2015 collection was cut...

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Glossary: Pintucks | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris.
07 Aug 2014
Glossary: Pintucks

Christian Dior, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. Pintucks are a versatile textile detail that can be used in different ways to...

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Glossary: Sweetheart Neckline | The Cutting Class. Maison Martin Margiela, Couture, AW14, Paris.
05 Aug 2014
Glossary: Sweetheart Neckline

Maison Martin Margiela, Couture, AW14, Paris. Usually a garment with a “sweetheart” neckline uses two curves across the top of...

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Glossary: Fastenings | The Cutting Class. Chanel, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. Fastenings reference busk hardware of corsets.
30 Jul 2014
Glossary: Fastenings

Chanel, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. Examples of back fastening details that were used in the Chanel Autumn-Winter 2014 couture collection...

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Glossary: Princess Panel Lines | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. Bodice seam lines continue from the armhole down over the bust and to the waist.
16 Jul 2014
Glossary: Princess Panel Lines

Christian Dior, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. Here are a couple of examples of how princess panel lines were used in...

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Glossary: Glen Plaid | The Cutting Class. Alexander McQueen, Menswear, SS15, London. Glen plaid panelled with plain and houndstooth suiting.
02 Jul 2014
Glossary: Glen Plaid

Alexander McQueen, Menswear, SS15, London. An example of fabric woven with a glen plaid pattern, mixed with plain and houndstooth...

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Glossary: Fastenings | The Cutting Class. Christopher Kane, RST15, London. Clip fastenings used on waist and as shoulder detail.
27 Jun 2014
Glossary: Fastenings

Christopher Kane, RST15, London. An example of a more unusual type of garment fastening from Christopher Kane’s Resort 2015 collection....

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20 Jun 2014
Glossary: Sequins

Givenchy, AW14, Paris. Example of flat, long sequins used to embellish a garment from the Autumn-Winter 2014 collection at Givenchy....

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16 Jun 2014
Glossary: Appliqué

Christopher Shannon, Menswear, SS15. Examples of appliqué used on garments at the Christopher Shannon collection for SS15. In this example...

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