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i-am-chen Engineered Knitwear | The Cutting Class. Asymmetrical knitwear from designer Zhi Chen.
03 Oct 2019
i-am-chen Engineered Knitwear

i-am-chen, AW19. Zhi Chen describes herself on the i-am-chen website» as a technician rather than a fashion designer, explaining how...

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Pattern Cutting Details from Delpozo | The Cutting Class. Delpozo, AW15, New York.
24 Feb 2015
Pattern Cutting Details from Delpozo

Delpozo, AW15, New York.The Delpozo collections often use clever pattern cutting details to create sculptural details or to support the...

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Bold Stripes at Balmain | The Cutting Class. Balmain, SS15, Paris.
24 Nov 2014
Bold Stripes at Balmain

Balmain, SS15, Paris. The Spring-Summer 2015 collection at Balmain played with stripes in varying thicknesses. At times bold stripes were...

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Leather and Knit Details at Louis Vuitton | The Cutting Class. Louis Vuitton, AW14, Paris. Nicolas Ghesquière
28 Aug 2014
Leather and Knit Details at Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton, AW14, Paris. It was fitting for a house such as Louis Vuitton, that is so renowned for it’s...

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Padded Links and Knots at Comme des Garçons | The Cutting Class. Comme des Garçons, AW14, Paris.
13 Aug 2014
Padded Links and Knots at Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons, AW14, Paris. The Comme des Garçons collections often include garments that envelope the body in a way...

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26 May 2014
Glossary: Open Ended Zipper

Anrealage, AW12, Tokyo. Example of an open ended zipper from the Autumn-Winter 2012 collection by Anrealage. Open ended zips are...

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14 Mar 2014
Contrast Binding and Organza Layering at Prada

Prada, AW14, Milan. Each season Miuccia’s Prada collection sits within a specific colour palette, within a certain range of fabrics,...

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12 Jun 2013
Simple Geometry at Balenciaga

Balenciaga, AW13, Paris. The Autumn-Winter 2013 collection at Balenciaga used a simple palette of monochrome to explore careful draping and...

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01 Sep 2011
Missoni Knitwear Techniques

Missoni, AW11, Milan. There are some catwalk shows that are almost blinding in the designers use of colours, textures, patterns...

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23 Jun 2011
Wider, Shorter, Chunkier at Jil Sander

Jil Sander, Menswear, SS12, Milan. For a long time the menswear silhouette was all about tall and lean garments on...

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