Pleats

Pleats

Already in ancient Egypt textiles were pleated. Plisse style pleats were even found in Viking graves in Sweden as far back as 10 B.C. In 1907 Mariano Fortuny, mastermind of the pleated fabric, developed an innovative pleating process for silks. The famous ‘Delphos Gown’ was a finely pleated silk dress and wasn’t corseted. The silhouette resembles the lines of an ancient chiton. He reinvented rather than replicated a Hellenic Style.…

Shoes

Shoes

3-D printing!   The 3 -D printed shoe! Made from Nylon. Lightweight and strong. A new industrial revolution may be on the way. The printing of products and clothing has the potential to transform manufacturing because it lowers costs and risks. No longer does a producer have to make thousands of items to recover fixed costs. Mass -manufacturing identical items may not be necessary, as 3-D printing makes customization possible.…

Minimalism in Fashion

Minimalism in Fashion

Minimalism describes various movements in art, design,literature, music and philosophy. It is also a field in architecture, interior and fashion. The roots of minimalism in fashion start with Madeleine Vionnet and Paul Poiret in the early part of the 20th century, then goes to the influence of Constructivist painting on André Courrèges, Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent in the 1960’s and exists until today. However the term wasn’t much…