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Yarn Basics

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza is an Associate Professor with the Fashion Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marilyn Hefferen

Marilyn Hefferen is a fashion design consultant with over thirty years of industry experience, and formerly Assistant Professor teaching knitwear design and fashion design classes at Drexel University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing a Knitwear Collection : From Inspiration to Finished Garments

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...This chapter explores how fibers are used to create yarn. It shows examples of yarns and explains how to identify and describe yarns by their names and properties. The discussion then turns to yarn finishing and dyeing methods...
...Veronique Leroy was born in Liège, Belgium in 1965. In 1984 she attended Ecole de Coupe for a year. She then spent two years at Studio Berçot in Paris, under the guidance of the then director, Marie Rucki.After Leroy graduated, she went...
...The 1980s, the Decade That … In the 1980s, fashion became self-assured and powerful: geographically, and in terms of scale and luxury. Global style trends were set and disseminated by multinational fashion companies such as Levi Strauss...

Alaïa, Azzedine

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Azzedine Alaïa was born in southern Tunisia in about 1940 to a farming family descended from Spanish Arabic stock. He was brought up by his maternal grandparents in Tunis and, at the age of fifteen, enrolled at l’École des beaux-arts de...
...“Any girl who can wear a sweater can wear my clothes,” declared the French fashion designer Guy Laroche, summarizing his signature style, which had a soft character and did not go to extremes. Laroche was born in 1921 in La Rochelle...