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The Skill of Fabric Manipulation

Zoya Nudelman

Source: The Art of Couture Sewing, 2nd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Appliqués are cutout fabric, lace, or cutwork shapes applied to the garment. They are attached on by hand, machine, or with heat.

Valentino

Lauren Bowes

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Fabric Manipulation

Kimberly A. Irwin

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

Book chapter + STUDIO

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

Oscar de la Renta, Fall/Winter 1995

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

For his fall/winter 1995 collection, Oscar de la Renta focused on simple, stylish shapes, yet crafted them with sumptuous fabrics in rich colors. Heavy usage of appliqué and beading, along with chunky costume jewelry, added the glamour and opulence that de la Renta is renowned for. As a designer who typically favored classic styles over seasonal trends, this collection marked a time in which de la Renta’s designs were remarkably aligned with the contemporary fashion mood.

Sequins (Spangles, Paillettes)

Nan H. Mutnick

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Cultures all around the world, throughout time, have been attracted to the dazzle and shine of metals and have attached small pieces of them to their clothing and accessories. Different cultures often assigned various meanings to the metals they wore, according their beliefs. These included fertility and protection. Coins sewn on clothing served the double purpose of adding sparkle as well as providing the wearer with easily detachable currency. Identifying the attraction of the shiny, iridescent

Folklore Influences in Mexico and Panama

Tasha Lewis

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Appliqué and related techniques in apparel styles are representative of Mexico’s and Panama’s culture and identity. Panamanian molas, made by the Kuna Indians of Panama, were originally worn as blouses by the women. Today, molas and mola art are sold as tapestries, tote bags, and Western-styled blouses. Mexican appliqué has a long tradition in many of the nation’s traditional or folkloric dress styles, which many tourists may associate with the country. Modern-day designs using appliqué, embroide

The Mola Blouses of the Kuna from Panama

Teena Jennings Rentenaar

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Mola blouses are made by the Kuna women of the San Blas (Kuna Yala) region of Panama. The Kuna have taken European tools and techniques to make something unique, so much so that the mola blouse has become their cultural identifier. The women continue to make and wear mola blouses, regardless of the time and effort that their manufacture requires. This activity must be implicitly supported by everyone within the village, especially due to the time taken away from other communal and familial chores

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