Julian Roberts and Subtraction Cutting

This is Julian Roberts. He’s an innovative pattern designer from the UK, who invented a very interesting technique of garment pattern making called “Subtraction Cutting”. Essentially, it’s cutting holes in a large piece of folded fabric working with negative space. Does that sound complicated? It is and it isn’t. The final clothes cut with this […] Read more »

Taller Flora: Squares and Rectangles

(c) Carla Fernández – Taller Flora Isn’t this a great sweater? It’s just a rectangle with two arms. It’s brilliant and I might have to try it. Mexican born designer and artist Carla Fernández is the founder of “Taller Flora”. She has traveled all over Mexico to work with indigenous communities and study traditional clothing […] Read more »

Women Who Made History: Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet in her studio. This is Madeleine Vionnet. Born in 1876, a seamstress at the age of eleven, she eventually became one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century with her famed “House of Vionnet” which opened in 1912 and operated through the late 1930’s. Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Christian Dior, […] Read more »

Regentag mit Rebecca

So sah mein Tag aus meinem Fenster aus. Drinnen gab es verbluehende Tulpen. Und mein Interior Design Buch von Rebecca Purcell. Ein Highlight wenn’s um Spontanitaet, Selber Machen, breaking some rules und ausdrucksvolle Raumgestaltung geht. Nix gegen Ikea und Pottery Barn, aber es geht auch ohne. Die Bilder sind allesamt inspirierend. Und es gibt ein […] Read more »