Categorising fashion design – one example

Ok, got the book [Rennolds Milbank, Caroline (1985) Couture. The Great Designers. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Inc. New York], these are the categories and designers. The Founders: Worth, Doucet, Paquin, Lanvin, Callot Souers, Lucile, Boué Souers, Poiret The Artists: Fortuny, Callenga, Liberty & Co, Mary McFadden, Zandra Rhodes The Purists: Chanel, Jean Patou, Molyneux, Grès, Augustabernard, Louiseboulanger, Vionnet, Mainbocher, Valentina, Halston, Sonia Rykiel The Entertainers: Schiaparelli, Adrian, Maggy Rouff, Karl Lagerfeld, Marcel Rochas The Extravagants: Dior, Nina Ricci, Balmain, JacquesRead more

Fashion design and making (part 1 of countless to come, no doubt)

I suppose that underlying questions in my research are ‘What is fashion design?’ and ‘What role, if any, does making play in fashion design?’ Increasingly, with the moving of clothing production off-shore, a fashion designer draws up a garment on the computer, specifies the dimensions of that garment through a set of measurements and emails these off to a manufacturer. A week or so later a sample garment arrives. After a fitting, any required changes are communicated to the manufacturer,Read more