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Melissa Meier Transforms Nature Into Wearable Art

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)

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Creating A Fabric For A Dior Fashion Show

"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

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A Decade of World of WearableArt

Featuring stunning show moments and breathtaking garments, take a look back at the World of WearableArt competition from 2010 through 2019 with some of the highlights from this past decade!

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The Making of the DeMuse New Year Doll

Last week we showed you two amazing Christmas dolls created by Nigel Chia. Here he is handcrafting a DeMuse New Year's Doll...with very little, tiny beads, and itty bitty lace ribbon.

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The Costumes of "Dune"

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.

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The Making of DeMuse Doll Christmas

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.

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All of the Secrets Behind the Chanel Haute Couture "Spencer" Dress

"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

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The Queen of Color

Queen Elizabeth has been known to choose clothing in very bright colors so that she can be seen from a distance in a crowd. In this image, she is seen wearing different outfits in just about every color found in a Pantone color chart.

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Savoir-faire of the Fall-Winter 2013/14 Haute Couture Collection – CHANEL Shows

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.

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The Dior Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 Haute Couture Show

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.

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Mosaic: Gee’s Bend & Greg Lauren Collection

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)

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Haute Couture Jacket – Inside CHANEL

Would you spend 130 hours making a jacket? Would you spend the money to have the jacket made in 130 hours? See what it takes to put together a Chanel jacket by hand.

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Best of the Haute Couture Fashion Shows: Autumn / Winter 2021 | Bazaar UK

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?!?

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Black Panther's Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Breaks Down Her Iconic Costumes for Vanity Fair

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.

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The Dior Micro-Bag Challenge

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!

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A Visual History of Space-Age Fashion

"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!

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'La Protagonista' Gown Savoir-Faire

For this Dior Haute Couture Couture Spring-Summer 2021 evening dress by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the specialist Jean-Pierre Ollier was called on to recreate an 18th-century découpage technique known as 'lacca povera'.

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WICKED Costumes: Design and Build

With Broadway recently announcing the return of shows for this Fall, including Ozian favorite WICKED, we thought we would revisit the costume design of WICKED and show how when a new actor takes over a part a brand new costume needs to be created.

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Kristin's Amazing Quilted Coat

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. 

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The Costumes of Bridgerton

Did you love the costumes in The Crown? Then you will probably love the costumes of Netflix's brand new period romance Bridgerton. Watch the video below to see what it took to bring these costumes to life.

 

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