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Kuba Dress and Textiles

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Dress in the ter Kuba kingdom (Democratic Republic of Congo), whether daily wear or ceremonial, marks both rank and prosperity. Men’s and women’s festive dress is an ensemble of skirt, hat, and other beaded and decorated accessories. Rank...

Pile Weaves

Deborah E. Young

Deborah Young is based at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Reference SwatchesTerry ClothVelveteenPinwale CorduroyVelvetPanne VelvetThe English word pile is from the Latin word meaning “hair,” and the fabrics in this category are hairy. More importantly, these fabrics are three-dimensional. Pile...
...Footage Referenced English Eccentrics, spring/summer 1999Introduction In 1999 English Eccentrics won the Glamourous Evening Wear category at the British Fashion Awards. Their spring/summer 1999 show titled “Lightness of Being” combined...
...Martine Sitbon was born in Casablanca and moved to Paris with her family as an adolescent. She studied fashion design in France, graduating from the Studio Berçot in Paris in 1974. After visiting London and New York, she became enamored...

Surface-Specific Techniques

Anette Fischer

Anette Fischer is a Senior Lecturer specializing in 3D Development on the BA (Hons) Fashion course at the University of the Creative Arts, Epsom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kiran Gobin

Kiran Gobin is a creative pattern cutter and a lecturer in Fashion Design at Middlesex University, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Construction for Fashion Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...This chapter deals specifically with the range of techniques used for specialist fabrics and materials. Finishes and treatments that are added to a fabric at any stage of its process can make the material difficult to cut, sew or finish...
...The Object in Detail The corset center shows a photographic print of François Boucher’s painting Daphnis and Chloé (1743), depicting the literary lovers as shepherd and shepherdess, as told by ancient novelist Longus. The wide-strapped...
...The Collection in Context New York-based, American-born Chinese designer Anna Sui is well known for taking inspiration from the past to inform the trajectories of her collections, and what she put together for the fall/winter 1993 season...

Figure Skating Dress and Costume

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The earliest dress for an ice-skater was basic winter-weather gear. Coats or jackets, pants or skirts, mittens or gloves, and hats or scarves protected skaters from the cold and damp. Early paintings and prints give evidence...


A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...To what extent can we talk about a fabric or dye as being “enlightened”? This intriguing question will be addressed here. From an art historical perspective, the years from 1650 to 1800, the Age of Enlightenment, encompass the baroque...
...The Collection in Context Color led the 1988 fall/winter collection, which debuted in July at the Grand Hotel in Paris during the couture showings. Givenchy patrons were treated to lively saturations of vermilion and fuchsia paired...