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The Mola Blouses of the Kuna from Panama

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Mola blouses are made by the Kuna women of the San Blas (Kuna Yala) region of Panama. The Kuna have taken European tools and techniques to make something unique, so much so that the mola blouse has become their cultural identifier...

Folklore Influences in Mexico and Panama

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Appliqué and related techniques in apparel styles are representative of Mexico’s and Panama’s culture and identity. Panamanian molas, made by the Kuna Indians of Panama, were originally worn as blouses by the women. Today, molas and mola...

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...

Valentino

Designer biography

...Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani was born in the Lombardy region of Italy in 1932. His fashion education began in Paris as he studied at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture...

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...

The Skill of Fabric Manipulation

Zoya Nudelman

Zoya Nudelman is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago Mart, where she teaches eveningwear and couture embellishment design specialties classes, draping, advanced draping, and more. She has been trained by professional artist and fashion designer from Europe and has been able to bring all of her knowledge into her classroom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Couture Sewing

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Learn decorative skills to enhance your designsLearn appliqué, cutwork, and lace techniquesLearn smocking, shirring, and quiltingLearn how to embellish with tucks, pleats, ruffles, and flouncesLearn about the life and work of Yves Saint...
...The Collection in Context Triumphant orchestral music filled the New York Fashion Week tent where the collection was shown, as models emerged on the stark white catwalk, with Oscar de la Renta’s signature in black emblazed...

Fabric Manipulation

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

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...Applying ribbon, trim, or braids to fabricCombining shapes of fabric to create a designUsing a sewing machine to quilt fabricsCreating a three-dimensional design on fabric using battingUsing cording to create a pattern on fabricCreating...