The Victoria and Albert Museum are about to open the UK’s first retrospective on the enigmatic man Cecil Beaton referred to as, ‘fashion’s Picasso’, and Christian Dior called, ‘the master of all of us’. 440 more words
“Worth Doucet, Poiret, Vionnet, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Grès, Dior, Balenciaga, Courrèges, Cardin, Saint Laurent, Lacroix, Gaultier, Alaïa….These geniuses could boast how haute couture’s precision was an architectural tool that the standardized prêt-à-porter industry could not offer. 230 more words
The visit to the V&A Clothworkers’ Centre allowed us to personally view garments from past eras close up.
I have been finding that the Culture & Context module is a beneficial partner to the Fashion Trend Analysis course in that they both rely on linking contemporary PESTEL factors to the clothing produced at a certain time. 334 more words
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Continuing with the Hey! Hands off My IP series, October’s blog post looks at the benefits and drawbacks of design rights for fashion brands, and asks whether it really is worth pursuing a registered design right in the fashion industry.