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John Galliano, Fall/Winter 1994–1995

Paula Alaszkiewicz

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

In 1990, John Galliano moved from London to Paris. His early years in Paris are described as an ebb and flow, mostly determined by financial backing or the lack thereof. Cycles of decline and regrowth have since characterized the public perception of Galliano. After forgoing the previous season due to lack of funds, Galliano’s spring/summer 1994 collection was presented in the Louvre’s Cour Carrée to critical acclaim. In March 1994, pieces from the collection were celebrated in a Vogue editorial

Ghost London

Morna Laing

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Hervé Léger

Emily M. Orr

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Synthetics

Michiel Scheffer

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

The origin of synthetic fibers goes back to the development of organic chemistry in the second half of the nineteenth century. The objective was to develop an economical, reliable alternative for silk. The development of rayon, acetate, polyamides, and polyesters all had that aim. Artificial silk was available on an industrial scale from 1920 onward, mainly for stockings and underwear. World War II boosted the production of artificial fibers, since the war interrupted wool and cotton supply to Ge

Rayon/Viscose Made from Wood

Annie Gullingsrud

Foreword by Lynda Grose

Illustrations by Amy Williams

Source: Fashion Fibers. Designing For Sustainability, 2001, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Rayon is the oldest manufactured fiber. The rayon process was developed in the late 1800s as an inexpensive alternative to silk. Rayon has a silklike aesthetic, drapes well, is easy to dye, and is highly absorbent. It is a good conductor of heat, so it is a cool, comfortable fiber good for use in warm weather.

Rayon/Viscose Made from Bamboo

Annie Gullingsrud

Foreword by Lynda Grose

Illustrations by Amy Williams

Source: Fashion Fibers. Designing For Sustainability, 2001, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Bamboo is a “rapidly renewable” resource, meaning that it grows quickly and can be harvested at least once a year.Voice of America 2009

Lenzing Group and Eileen Fisher

Leslie Davis Burns

Source: Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases

Level: Introductory

Business case

Eileen Fisher Inc. launched an ambitious Vision 2020 with goals and commitments to expand their environmental and social sustainability practices. As part of fulfilling these commitments, they are exploring current practices and procedures. Currently, Eileen Fisher is using viscose rayon for several product categories and is exploring alternatives to this fiber such as TENCEL® produced by Lenzing Group. They are also exploring closed-loop textiles such as Lenzing’s Refibra® fibers. Students are a

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