Sewing and Construction

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11 May 2011
Internal Structure: Shoulder Pads at Mugler

Shoulder pad images from MacCulloch&Wallis. It is easy to make the mistake of looking at garments and thinking that the...

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06 May 2011
Miniature Couture

Dress and Jacket by Dior, Quarter Scale Couture, ca 1950.  The images above and below show some amazing quarter-scale replicas of...

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05 May 2011
Applique at Tsumori Chisato

Tsumori Chisato, AW11, Paris. When creating certain decorative shapes on the surface of garments, it is not always practical to...

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04 May 2011
Padded Minimalism by Tze Goh

Tze Goh, AW10, London. When it comes to design, simplicity can often breed perfectionism by means of pure necessity. The...

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03 May 2011
Fabrics and Textiles: Lace

Prada, AW08, Lookbook. There are certain areas of fashion design that are often summarised together under an umbrella term, but...

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02 May 2011
Bias Binding at Richard Nicoll

Richard Nicoll, SS11, London. There are many ways that fabric edges can be finished so that they do not fray,...

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28 Apr 2011
Complex Patterns: Aitor Throup

Aitor Throup, 2007. Designer Aitor Throup has a sense of presentation for his garments which seems to mimic the way...

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27 Apr 2011
Dye to Match Buttons, Zips and Threads

Jil Sander, SS11, Milan. Buttons from Mrecht. While you’re enjoying the myriad of colours available for the Spring-Summer 2011 collections,...

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26 Apr 2011
Stylised and Outlined at Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum, AW11, London. There was a certain naive, cartoon-like quality to the Autumn-Winter 2011 Burberry Prorsum collection. On the...

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20 Apr 2011
Twists and Diagonals at Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler, AW11, New York. There are many different design elements at play in the Autumn-Winter 2011 collection from Proenza...

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