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...Footage Referenced Issey Miyake, Spring/Summer 1999 Comme des Garçons, Spring/Summer 1991 Comme des Garçons, Autumn/Winter 1992 Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1991 Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1996Introduction Three contemporary Japanese...

Textiles and the Collection

Erin Cadigan

Erin Cadigan is a fashion design instructor at Pratt Institute in New York, USA, and runs a successful eco-friendly lifestyle company, THREE Erin Cadigan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sourcing and Selecting Textiles for Fashion

Fairchild Publications, 2014

Book chapter

...Moving forward with full knowledge of the critical role of textile in fashion, a designer begins to build their new collection. The act of design starts in the subconscious; often when asked to clarify how they create what they do...
...The Collection in Context The spring/summer 1994 season, as Robin Givhan writes in The Star, focused intensely on the body. She explains that, “For the Parisians, as it was for the Milanese, spring’s focal point is the stomach. Bikini tops...
...History and Significance of Volume in Clothing The fashion industry, as we understand it today, was catalyzed by the social, technological, and economic developments in the Euro-American world around the turn of the twentieth century...
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...Issey Miyake's womenswear Spring/Summer 1988 collection was shown at Paris Fashion Week. Models walked the runway in groups of color coded ensembles, ranging from light and dark gray, to white, black, beige, black, green and khaki green...
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...Issey Miyake’s Autumn/Winter 1989 womenswear show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The collection experimented with geometric drapery. Miyake’s “cicada pleat” pieces in wool and silk were featured in his pleats collection, which...
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...Issey Miyake's Autumn/Winter 1994 show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The collection appeared to pay homage to the elements, as garments, headwear, and contemporary dance performances which punctuated the show resembled air, earth...
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...Issey Miyake’s Spring/Summer 1995 show was presented at Paris fashion week. Predominantly pastel-hued, Miyake presented his ‘Pleats Please’ in a variety of garments and accompanied by 8th-century Asian music performed live by the Liu...
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...Issey Miyake's Spring/Summer 1998 show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. Groups of models walked slowly around a large room with a mosaic tiled floor, wearing ethereal garments. Key pieces included draped tops and maxi dresses in sheer...

Design Innovation by Japanese Designers Miyake, Kawakubo, and Yamamoto

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Rarely has a concept in clothing design attracted the sort of dread and hysteria that deconstruction has incited since its inception in 1967. Deconstruction can be described as the literal dismantling of clothes in order to destroy fashion....