Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Piece of Cloth

Cloth - where it all begins.

I need to listen to it, understand its language; how and where it wants to flow. My job it to turn this flat object into something with three dimensions, that moves, flows and lives.

Every season I take the challenge of really understanding the nature of cloth by making a series of pieces constructed out of a single piece of cloth. I drape, tuck and catch the fabric as it moves around the body, creating a harmony between fabric and the body.

A dressmaking tradition that follows a line of designers: Poiret, Vionnet, Gres, Balenciaga, Halston . . .

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