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Fiber Manipulation

Kimberly A. Irwin

Source: Surface Design for Fabric, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

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Removing fibers from fabric can be done with a product known as Fiber Etch. It is made of sodium bisulfate, water, glycerin, and printing paste. It works by removing the cellulose fibers from fabric creating a devoré, or burnout, effect on mixed fiber fabrics, and will remove sections of natural (cellulose) fibers on fabric, creating a cut-out effect.

Fabric Manipulation

Kimberly A. Irwin

Source: Surface Design for Fabric, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

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Appliqué is the process of attaching another fabric, or patch, called patchwork, or ribbon or trim, called passementerie, to the surface of another fabric.

Viktor & Rolf

Aimee Scott

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Global Influences: Challenging Western Traditions

Bonnie English

Source: Japanese Fashion Designers. The Work and Influence of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo, 2011, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

The Maison Margiela teamThe designers that we most admire are ‘those with an authentic approach to their work.’

Viktor & Rolf*

Angel Chang

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Viktor & Rolf ’s first collection won the grand prize at the Salon européen des jeunes stylists (1993), a fashion festival in the southern French city of Hyères. When deconstruction was the trend, Viktor & Rolf reconstructed by piling layers of men’s button-down shirts to form ball gowns. The following year they suspended flashy gold garments adorned with oversized ribbons and excessive decorations from the ceiling in their installation L’Apparence du vide (1994) at the Galerie Patricia Dorfman,

The Netherlands

José Teunissen

Translated by Michael Gibbs

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

Encyclopedia entry

In the seventeenth century the Netherlands played a prominent role in fashion, transforming Spanish Catholic court fashion into sober, monochrome clothing symbolizing Calvinist Dutch burgher culture. Around 1800 most Dutch people wore regional dress; a small elite followed urban Parisian fashions, but several years behind. The rising bourgeoisie in large cities already tended to break away from traditional clothing with obvious class distinctions, yet frugality was always regarded as a principal

When Is Creativity?

Ingrid Loschek

Source: When Clothes Become Fashion. Design and Innovation Systems, 2009, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

In the mid 1990s, the psychologist Hans Jürgen Eysenck conjectured that creative achievements might be connected to particularly weak filtering of stimuli in the brain. This filter function in the brain helps a person to select the most relevant from a wealth of impressions, to distinguish between the unimportant and the important. If the filter is especially permeable, it may present a prerequisite to unusual associations—which Eysenck regards as a typical characteristic of creativity. On the ot

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