Most designers of clothes and other wearable garments tend to use traditional fabrics when putting together their outfits. Sure there are more difficult ones to work with like silk or lace, but the clothes still come together with ease if you know what you're doing. Melissa Meier on the other hand bucks that trend and has been working with trees, wheat, grass, really anything out in nature. Find out how she does it, and how she makes it look stylish and fashionable as well! (Photo: Sweet Gum Balls by Melissa Meier)
"One of the Paris embroidery specialists that worked on the Dior Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri, Maison Vermont offers a look at the creation of a fabric inspired by an archival sample that’s being recreated with lace appliqués, meandering vermicelli embroidery and tiny crystal sparkles to subtly lift the final effect." - Dior
What to wear when you go outside is a challenge we face each and every day. But what do you wear when outside is nothing but desert or freezing rain. These were the obstacles that costume designers Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan faced when designing the costumes for Dune. Learn how they rose to the occasion and made futuristic costumes that are not only fashionable, but practical as well.
If you think making haute couture dresses take a long time for humans, how about shrinking those dresses down to doll size? In this video, watch as Malaysian fashion designer, Nigel Chia, creates two stunning ball gowns for Demuse dolls especially for Christmas.
"It took 1054 hours of work to make the sublime Haute Couture dress that Kristen Stewart wears as Princess Diana in “Spencer”, Pablo Larraín's highly anticipated new biopic." - Vogue.com
If you have ever had that question, this video will show you why. These extraordinary couture clothes by Chanel are handmade perfection. They literally "create" the fabric bit by bit, piece by piece, feather by feather. It's fascinating to watch and you'll even notice a nod to a couple of different quilt blocks.
Take your front-row seat to watch the unveiling of the Dior Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri live from Paris. While the clothes are always interesting and beautifully made, we were fascinated by the backdrop of the show. Was it quilted? Was it embroidered?After taking a closer look, we believe it was entirely embroidered...but we could be wrong. Take a look.
On Friday we featured a segment on how to turn a hoodie into a quilt. Well now Greg Lauren and the quilters have Gee's Bend have taken that concept up a notch an designed a whole collection of clothes using their quilts as the basis. "Mosaic : Gee’s Bend and Greg Lauren, is a collaboration between 14 quilters from Gee's Bend and Greg Lauren, celebrating the ingenious artwork by the women of this community." (Photo from Greg Lauren website)
We aren't sure who can really wear these clothes or where they would be worn, but we can certainly appreciate the workmanship and hours put into creating them. Can you imagine how much time just hemming all of the ruffles alone would require?!?
Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter takes a trip down memory lane with Vanity Fair and goes over her career in costume design, with her work with Spike Lee on Do the Right Thing to her Oscar-Winning designs for Black Panther. Don't miss this deep dive into the creative work of the celebrated designer.
Dior, like every other company in the world, is always striving to make their products more portable and convenient for their customers. They've definitely pushed it to the limit this time as they have made handbags that are literally the size of your hand. Watch and see how much people can fit into these teeny-tiny bags in The Dior Micro-Bag Challenge!
"The 1960s space race was more than a measure of scientific progress. The anticipation of this next stage of humanity left an indelible impression on culture, too." While most would think it would be television shows like Star Trek, or technology of the future like cellphones, it also had great influence on fashion at the time. Find out how!
One of the hardworking members of our TQS team was on the set for Sandra Johnson's show. Kristin was quite inspired to make her own quilted coat. Here you can see the results and get some great tips from Kristin if you decide you want to make your own.