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design techniques of great masters

scorpioninblue | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi!

Just wanted to know if the magazine can have a page or two dedicated to some of the designing greats, I acquired a book on Halston a couple of years back and I can’t tell you what a wealth of information and inspiration it’s provided, the innovative techniques of construction were simply amazing!! And now I clearly see why they cleary set him a head above the rest of the American design school and put him firmly on equal footing with the other world class designers!  The contributions of Vionnet are even greater, why not spotlight a garment  of these masters and its construction, to inspire us all!!

Jule

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    MrsRussell | | #1

    I agree--there used to be more of these articles in older issues of Threads. I love looking inside garments that I will never be able to afford! A lot of my favorite articles are in "Great Sewn Clothes" and "Jackets, Coats, and Suits". It would also be nice to learn about newer designers like Narciso Rodriguez and Michael Kors.

    1. scorpioninblue | | #2

      Hi,

      Thanks for your reply, of the current group I admire both Michael and Narciso the most, and looking back at one of the great pioneers of the American sportswear look, no other name fares higher then Claire McCardell, the timelessness of her design is extraordinary, I've always believed that trends may come and go but great design is forever, I also want to mention Geoffrey Beene who along with  Halston, stuck to thier thoroughly American points of view, modern, sleek, timeless simplicity no matter what Europe was trying to pass off as chic, hats off to them both!!!

      Jule

      1. SewNancy | | #3

        What I admire most about these wonderful designers is their ability to cut designs that don't overpower the female form but  enhance it.  So many people, even famous designers forget that a woman actually has to wear it!  JOhn Galliano comes to mind.  An updated look at Donna Karan would be wonderful.  

        Nancy

        1. scorpioninblue | | #4

          Your're so right, how could I overlook Donna Karan!!  She's also one of the best on NYC.  and it goes without saying Calvin also.

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