Sewing and Construction

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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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25 Mar 2011
Drape: Working on the Stand at Lanvin

Lanvin, AW11, Paris. There are two main approaches that can be taken when converting a design into a 3D object...

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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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23 Mar 2011
Toiles and Sample Garments

Christian Dior Toile, Made in Paris, 1954. Image from the V&A Collections». If you’ve ever read an interview with a...

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16 Mar 2011
Grading Rulers and French Curves

Grading ruler and set of french curves. No self respecting pattern maker likes to be without an accurate ruler. The...

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Sequins in various shapes and styles from Prada, Louis Vuitton, Comme des Garçons, Rodarte and Christopher Kane.
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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14 Mar 2011
Dai Fujiwara for Issey Miyake: Process as Presentation

Issey Miyake, AW11, Paris. Often when designers present their work it seems that the aim is to make the process...

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11 Mar 2011
Removable Stitching in Tailored Garments

Lanvin, AW11, Paris. Sometimes when people buy tailored garments they are unsure about whether or not they are meant to...

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10 Mar 2011
Carefully considered fastenings at Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent, AW11, Paris. It seems to be an easy mistake to make to leave the garment fastenings until...

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09 Mar 2011
Overlocked edges at Comme des Garcons

Comme des Garçons, AW11, Paris. Half the fun of looking at a Comme des Garçons collection is in looking at...

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