Sewing and Construction

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10 Jul 2013
Trims in Negative Space at Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane, AW13, London. We often think of trims and braids as something that goes on the outside of garments....

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14 Jun 2013
Ways To Think About Pattern Changes and Fitting Alterations

Comme des Garçons, AW97. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia 1997. This amazing photograph of a Comme des Garçons...

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03 Jun 2013
Using Seam Allowances to Support Silhouette

Robert Wun, “Burnt” Collection, 2012. In a bid to remove bulk from garments we often try to create patterns with...

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31 May 2013
Naoki Takizawa Design Illustrates Use of Notches

Naoki Takizawa, SS11, “Mode & Science III – Anthoropometria”. This image shows a garment by the designer Naoki Takizawa that...

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28 May 2013
Drape Analysis of a Balenciaga Jacket

Balenciaga, AW13, Paris. Sometimes it is worthwhile focusing on some of the more subtle pieces of a collection and understanding...

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13 May 2013
Surreal Motifs at Christian Dior

Christian Dior, AW13, Paris. The recent Christian Dior collection for Autumn-Winter 2013 used an array of solid and elegantly draped...

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Comme des Garçons Ribbon Roses | The Cutting Class.
03 May 2013
Comme des Garçons Shows How Ribbon Roses Are Done

Comme des Garçons, AW13, Paris. There is always a certain generosity in the way that the Comme des Garçons garments...

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19 Oct 2012
Louis Vuitton’s Checkerboard Counterchange

Louis Vuitton, SS13, Paris. It was all about the graphic use of counterchange at the Spring-Summer 2013 show for Louis...

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11 Oct 2012
Twists at Celine

Céline, SS13, Paris. The Céline collection for Spring-Summer 2013 combined texture plays with slouched silhouettes to create garments that felt...

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Fundamentals of Pattern Notches - The Cutting Class. Featured Image.
30 Aug 2012
Fundamentals of Pattern Making: Pattern Notches

Alexander Wang, RST13, New York. When a piece of fabric is first cut out, it has none of the markings...

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