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Sleeve Head Details at Chanel | The Cutting Class. Chanel, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris.
20 Aug 2014
Sleeve Head Details at Chanel

Chanel, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. There were a couple of interesting techniques that were used in the Chanel couture collection...

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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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Big Red Carpet Bows at Viktor and Rolf | The Cutting Class. Viktor and Rolf, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris.
31 Jul 2014
Big Red Carpet Bows at Viktor and Rolf

Viktor and Rolf, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. Some designers like to present a collection as though it’s a new wardrobe;...

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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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Structural Waist Shaping at Dior Couture | The Cutting Class. Christian Dior, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris.
09 Jul 2014
Structural Waist Shaping at Dior Couture

Christian Dior, Haute Couture, AW14, Paris. For the Christian Dior couture collection for Autumn-Winter 2014, the first section of the...

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10 Apr 2014
A Nod to Process at Vionnet

Vionnet, SS14, Demi-Couture, Paris. In his first collection working on Demi-Couture at Vionnet, Hussein Chalayan created a range of garments...

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