Behind the Seems…more on Vionnet

Cutting fabric on the bias is the name given to the technique for cutting cloth diagonal to the grain of the fabric enabling it to cling to the body while moving with the wearer. Many of Vionnet’s designs are highly influenced by Greek art.  She did not like garments that restricted the wearer but those that would…

Get to know…Lauraamiss on Etsy.com

Lauraamiss is a artist that is originally from London but currently lives in Amesterdam in the Netherlands. She graduated in Textiles from Goldsmiths College at the University in London in 2003.  After graduating she moved to Amesterdam and started working in the costume Atelier of the National Ballet and Opera House. Currently she is now…

Behind the Trend…Oxford Bags

I honestly thought this was a actual bag! But after further research I found out that Oxford Bag, Baggy trousers worn by undergraduates at Oxford University, England, in the 1920’s. The hem measured approximately 20 inches (50 cm) wide and was cuffed. Oxford bags were a popular trouser style for women and men during the 1930’s and…

Behind the Trend… Nylon

Nylon is a generic term for a manufactured  fibre in which the fibre-forming substance is any long chain synthetic poly amide which recurring amide groups. Nylon was discovered by Dr. Wallace H. Carothers and Du Pont Company of Delaware, USA. The company first introduced nylon in 1938 and it was tested in knitted hosiery in 1939. Nylon…