Details on Jacquemus Raw Silk Shirt | The Cutting Class. Jacquemus shirt details from AW19 for the 'La chemise Loya' in dark beige and light blue.
19 Sep 2019
Details on Jacquemus Raw Silk Shirt

Jacquemus, AW19, 'La chemise Loya' in dark beige and light blue. In the second article, so far, of garments that have made it from catwalk to retail let's take a look at the details on a Jacquemus raw silk shirt aka 'La chemise Loya' from Autumn-Winter 2019. Since this is...

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Details in Floral Prints at Stine Goya PF19 - The Cutting Class.
17 Sep 2019
Details in Floral Prints at Stine Goya

Stine Goya, Pre Fall 2019. There are a whole host of designers who create dresses, blouses and trousers in a variety of prints and colours. The fact that many of these styles feel approachable and wearable, gives them an easy-breezy commercial quality that can easily hide how difficult they are...

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Couture Sensibilities at Botter and Nina Ricci | The Cutting Class. Botter, Menswear, SS20. Golden hooded coat.
12 Sep 2019
Couture Sensibilities at Botter and Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci, SS20. You can see it in the Botter lookbooks, but it is especially evident in the photographs of Nina Ricci Spring 2020. There is a certain sense of proportion, fabrication and silhouette in the work of creative directors Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh that has echoes of 1950s...

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Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Weave | The Cutting Class. The Pouch bag with Intrecciato weave in Topazio. Bag only.
10 Sep 2019
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Weave

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Weave as seen on The Pouch shown here in Topazio. The woven design on The Pouch bag from Bottega Veneta is slightly more complex than first meets the eye. What looks like a simple woven pattern of separate strips, is created using slits in an underlayer to...

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Rejina Pyo Shirt Details - The Cutting Class. Pistachio Rory Shirt, Pre Fall 2019.
05 Sep 2019
Rejina Pyo Pistachio Shirt Details

Rory shirt from Rejina Pyo, Pre Fall 2019. With the churn of imagery for the fashion seasons, it can be easy for the little details of the more understated garments to slip by. So often we see catwalk and lookbook images of new collections in the heat of the moment...

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibition at V&A. © The Cutting Class, 2019.
01 Sep 2019
V&A Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Image of the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibition. Image courtesy of the V&A © Adrien Dirand 2019. For those lucky enough to have tickets (or able to snag some on the day), this is the final weekend in the V&A's exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. This expansive exhibition paid...

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04 Jan 2016
Thinking Like a Designer

In this final round-up post about the articles from 2015, we’ve gathered together some food for thought if you are about to become a fashion designer, or fashion design student yourself. From sketching designs to communicating with pattern makers these 2015 articles give you an insight into the analytical mindset...

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Finding the Balance for Casual Luxury | The Cutting Class. Title Image.
29 Dec 2015
Finding the Balance for Casual Luxury

Part of what has been interesting about 2015 has been watching as designers continue to use construction details as a way to strike a balance in their collections. An underlying question seems to be constantly asked about how to give a consumer a high-end garment experience without making them look...

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26 Dec 2015
Fabric and Textile Details from 2015

From scraped silicone to embossing machines, chiffon rose petals to sketchy beading, 2015 was filled with different types of embellishments for fabrics and textiles. Often what made these embellishments feel relevant was how loose and organic they were, giving a feeling that was spontaneous rather than densely laboured. At the...

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16 Dec 2015
Pattern Making Details from 2015

In order to put the year into context, it seems like a good time to revisit some of the details that piqued our interest in 2015. Over the next few weeks we’ll revisit some of the year’s most popular articles to give you a chance to catch up on some...

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10 Dec 2015
Flounces and Ruffles

Noir Kei Ninomiya, SS16, Paris. At times, words are used interchangeably to describe certain fabric details. In a fashion journalism context this is generally ok because if someone talks about the “ruffled” or “frilly” dress in the collection then it’s usually pretty clear which one they mean. When a designer...

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30 Nov 2015
Rethinking Seams at Noir Kei Ninomiya

Noir Kei Ninomiya, SS16, Paris. For many designers, the basic construction elements of a garment are quite simple - you take 2D pieces of fabric and join them together, usually by sewing seams, to create a 3D object. In the collections created by Kei Ninomiya however, it seems that even...

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