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Stitch Fundamentals

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza and Marilyn Hefferen

Source: Designing a Knitwear Collection. From Inspiration to Finished Garments, 2nd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

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The loop is the basic structure of knitting. When a loop is formed and used in a sequence, a knit fabric is created. When a yarn is carried horizontally to create a series of loops, the method of knitting is known as weft knitting (see Chapter 1). Weft structures may be made by hand or by machine. This is the most common method of knitting used for fabric and clothing (Figure 3.1, left). Warp knitting is the method of carrying a yarn in a sequence that requires a vertical movement (Figure 3.1, ri

Printing and Transfer

Kimberly A. Irwin

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

Book chapter + STUDIO

Printing is the act of applying an easily repeatable pattern to fabric. It can be done on any fabric or leather as long as the dye or paint is appropriate to the fiber content of that fabric (see Appendix A, Burn Test, page 252). A wide range of printing techniques have been in practice for much of human existence. Simple repeatable images can be created using blocks or stamps, while screen printing achieves clean crisp lines on a larger surface area.

Dries Van Noten

Sandra J. Ley

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Non—Focal Point Design

Chris Dorosz and J.R. Watson

Source: Designing with Color. Concepts and Applications, 2011, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

There are four basic ways to create a design without a focal point:

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.’

Dries Van Noten

Annette Condello

Source: Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases

Level: Introductory

Business case

The themes of sustainability and luxury intertwine in the business of fashion. This case study evaluates the relationship between the two by exploring the strong link that exists for the fashion label Dries van Noten. Inspired by novel craft technologies and ancient traditions, unassuming Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten integrates sustainability with luxury in his approach to business. In the Dries Van Noten Antwerp store the customer experience is enhanced by the company’s unique appare

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