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...The Collection in Context Familiar are the plunging necklines and ample décolletage of Versace’s fall/winter couture collection of 1990. With hems that cover only the upper thighs, the body is coated in brilliantly colored cloth, and bold...
...Markus Lupfer was born in Kisslegg, Germany, in 1968. After briefly studying fashion in Treves, he moved to London in 1995 to attend the University of Westminster. His final-year collection, completed in 1997, was purchased in its entirety...
...Fashion and Style Donna Summer (1948–2012), born LaDonna Adrian Gaines of Boston, Massachusetts, was titled the “Queen of Disco” during her lifetime and beyond. Predominantly active as a singer-performer during the disco era of the mid...

Embellishment

Kimberly A. Irwin

Kimberly A. Irwin teaches fashion construction, apparel development and experimental design techniques at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), USA. She is currently pursuing her passion of leather working and creating leather handbags. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Surface Design for Fabric

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...Attaching beads using basic stitchesEmbellishing leatherAdding shine to fabric using foil or glitterUsing feathers as an embellishment, attached individually or as fringeEmbellishment is the art of adding three-dimensional objects...

Couture Pockets

Adriana Gorea

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Adriana Gorea is an assistant professor of fashion design at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Katya Roelse

Katya Roelse is an instructor in the department of fashion & apparel studies at the University of Delaware, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martha L. Hall

Martha L. Hall teaches apparel design by draping in the University of Delaware department of fashion & apparel studies. In addition to teaching, Hall is a fashion designer and researcher for the Infant Mobility Lab in the department of physical therapy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Book of Pockets : A Practical Guide for Fashion Designers

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Maison Martin Margiela, runway, haute couture spring summer 2015–2016. Victor Virgile via Getty Images.Although the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, the regulating French commission that determines which fashion houses are true haute...

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...

Sequins (Spangles, Paillettes)

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Cultures all around the world, throughout time, have been attracted to the dazzle and shine of metals and have attached small pieces of them to their clothing and accessories. Different cultures often assigned various meanings to the metals...
...“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...

Trim and Surface Embellishments

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...Designers and product developers use trim and other types of embellishments to add detail and interest to the surface of apparel products. Fashion trends often influence their use and application in garments. Trims Decorative linear...

Blumarine

Designer biography

...The Italian fashion house Blumarine was founded in 1977 by Anna Molinari and her husband Gianpaolo Tarabini. The brand has its origins in Carpi, Modena and the name comes from the couple’s favorite color and a love of the sea. The house...