Sewing and Construction

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Design and Construction Details from Margiela | The Cutting Class. Maison Martin Margiela, Couture, AW14, Paris. Clean white shirt.
06 Aug 2014
Design and Construction Details from Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela, Couture, AW14, Paris. With surreal embellished prawns and dresses covered in cut up cans and old coins,...

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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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Encrusted Fabrics and Sculpted Silhouettes at Chanel | The Cutting Class. Chanel, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris, Image 23. Tiny concrete tiles.
24 Jul 2014
Encrusted Fabrics & Sculpted Silhouettes at Chanel

Chanel, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. The sheer size of the Chanel couture collections, combined with the technical abilities of the...

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Draping and Moulage | The Cutting Class. Progress image of draping on a Hervé L. Leroux garment for couture SS13.
17 Jul 2014
Draping and Moulage

Work in progress on a dress for the label Hervé L. Leroux from the Spring-Summer 2013 couture collection. While many...

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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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03 Jul 2014
Creating Cartridge Pleats

Alexander McQueen, AW13, Paris. Cartridge pleats are a detail that you may associate with historical and period costume as they...

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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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27 May 2014
Glossary: Topstitching

Prada, AW14, Milan. Example of topstitching from the Autumn-Winter 2014 collection at Prada. In the example, topstitching has been used...

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13 Feb 2014
Star Wars and Smocking at Rodarte

Rodarte, AW14, New York. From a construction perspective, the Rodarte collections tend to revive or reference the sort of techniques...

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