Monday, 15 March 2010

Fabric manipulation

Front cover of book

Top, left Isabel Toledo, Packing dress, spring 1998 (front view).
Top, right (back view, with hood pulled up).
Bottom (laid flat)
Photographed by William Palmer.

Yeohlee, Fall 2009 runway presentation, model wearing the four-layers silk cascading triangles dress.
Photograph courtesy Yeohlee.

Isabel Toledo
Right Cocoon Sleeve gown.
Taupe silk taffeta, spring 1998, USA
Left Hermaphrodite dress.
Garment silk taffeta, 2005, USA
Photographed by William Palmer.

I am interested in the fabric manipulation displayed in the (American Beauty) Book by Patricia Mears. Her book has innovative American fashion designs from the 1930s to 2009. Every design is unique, offering different techniques, fabric choice and construction.


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