Fashion Draping Techniques Vol.1: A Step-By-Step Basic Course. Dresses, Collars, Drapes, Knots, Basic and Raglan Sleeves (Paperback)
Draping, also known as moulage, is a fashion design technique that involves working with fabric directly on a mannequin, 'sculpting' the toile on a dress form. Imagination and freedom are the key principles of this process, allowing the designer to start from an idea and change it as the garment progresses. Pieces take shape inch by inch on the dress form, going directly from sketch to fabric. Using the intricate process of draping, this extensively illustrated publication is an essential step-by-step guide for students, couture connoisseurs and fashion professionals who want to delve deeper into a technique used by prestigious fashion houses around the globe. It offers everything readers need to learn about the principles of draping and to gain a solid foundation for making their own imaginative pieces without limiting their creativity.