The Cutting Class

Fashion by Numbers: Range Planning | The Cutting Class. Rick Owens AW11, hooded black garments.
Fashion by Numbers: Range PlanningFEATURED FROM DESIGN DETAILS

There are times when you look at the catwalk collections and the sheer volume of garments seems completely daunting, especially if you are a student who has just experienced the pressure of designing a small range, or if you are a young designer who is about to start their own label…

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

While many designers design garments that can be created using flat pattern making techniques, other garments are created by working directly on a mannequin using techniques often referred to as “draping” or “moulage”. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when working in this way…

Structural Waist Shaping at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris.
Structural Waist Shaping at Dior CoutureFEATURED FROM SEWING & CONSTRUCTION

For the Christian Dior couture collection for Autumn-Winter 2014, the first section of the show was devoted to Raf Simons’ experiments with silhouette. More specifically the silhouettes seemed to reference the dress shapes of the 18th century, but in terms of technique…

Recycled Yarns 3D Weaving Moa Hallgren
Recycled Yarns & 3D Weaving by Moa HallgrenFEATURED FROM FABRICS & TEXTILES

As part of an interesting cultural exchange between Berlin and Bangladesh, Moa Hallgren has created a range of textiles that are woven from by-products of the textile industry. Aside from taking a closer look at the handwoven textiles created for the Texture collection…

Shattered Details and Deconstruction at Undercover | The Cutting Class. Undercover, AW15, Paris.
Shattered Details and Deconstruction at UndercoverFEATURED FROM DESIGN DETAILS

The Autumn-Winter 2015 collection at Undercover was filled with sharp construction details and shattered design lines which were rounded out by rich colours, painted fabrics and voluminous drapes of velvet, satin and jersey. Soft and luxurious fabrics…