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Chanel Haute Couture: 5 sophisticated Skirts techniques

Chanel Haute Couture: 5 sophisticated Skirts techniques

Paris Haute Couture week launches trends. Maybe it’s not visible from the first sight, but if you take some time to follow the shows, you will see that the hair, the make up, and of course the clothes, everything that you see on the models will be basically « expanded...
10 Flounces ideas from Paris Haute Couture Week

10 Flounces ideas from Paris Haute Couture Week

Flounces are just great to make any kind of garment feminine and pretty. As we’ve launched our Short Draping Course on Flounces, we became obsessive with the idea of a perfect flounce. Tops for strolling on the beach or drinking coffee with your friends, dresses...
Learning draping with ModaHow

Learning draping with ModaHow

Elva Chen from Sydney, Australia, has successfully completed the Haute Couture Draping Program: «Fitted dress with flounce, train and drape» with Aurélie Vibet.
What is your experience in fashion?
I’m currently at the 2nd year of Fashion Design and Technology Diploma at Australia Ultimo Tafe.
Why did you decide to learn French draping?…

Haute Couture Draping

Haute Couture Draping

What is draping? Draping, or moulage in French, is a couture technique that originally comes from Paris haute couture maisons. It consist of draping the white toile (muslin) directly on the dress form. You can instantly see how your idea will look in volume, and you can easily try new forms. Moulage is done only on the right side of the form if the garment is symmetrical. Why use draping? When you drape the fabric on form…

What to learn from Isabel Marant

What to learn from Isabel Marant

Find here her quotes about production, sales, merchandising, designer identity, marketing, etc. Most of this interviews are only available in French…
“I’m associated with parisian style because I know very well how parisians are, cool&casual and elegant at the same time. French women take a lot of attention to them but they don’t like to show it. Effortless…”

Making of Marc Jacobs Handbags

Making of Marc Jacobs Handbags

A must-watch for any person wishing to launch a bag brand. See how many people work in italian atelier on creating a luxury accessory, from a piece of leather, to the finished bag. Most of the work is still done by hands, from leather tanning and cut to assembling and sewing. The same piece of leather is controlled 3 times. An amazing detail : the special room where…

Making of A Dior Couture Dress

Making of A Dior Couture Dress

If you are a luxury designer or if you want to became one, especially if you create evening dresses and work with silk and tulle, you should absolutely see this film! Captivating and very informative, this one-hour video on Christian Dior Spring Summer Haute Couture Collection «Tribute to illustrator Réné Gruau» shows very closely all the steps of creating one of the most beautiful piece of the collection, an outstanding red silk fai dress. First you see how dressmaker…

A conversation with Karl Lagerfeld

A conversation with Karl Lagerfeld

Listening to Karl Lagerfeld is always inspiring. Some highlights from Karl Lagerfeld’s masterclass: • On getting inspired: “Just like appetite, which comes with eating, it’s only work that gives you ideas. That’s why I don’t believe in these people who spend two months on a beach trying to come up with an inspiration. Fashion is a full-time job. And if you want to do this job seriously, forget the part-time.” • On his daily rituals: “I tend to prefer mornings for…