Tag Archives: couture

Magazine of the Week

This week’s title was given us by the Museum at FIT when they downsized their collection of fashion forecasting materials. This elegant publication represents an early form of trend reporting and color forecasting. It focuses mainly on Paris couture houses, … Continue reading

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Needles in the Stacks: Refining Techniques Edition

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Needles in the Stacks. This edition focuses on fine construction techniques. As we write these reviews, Denise and I have noticed that the publication date of a book has a huge effect on how that … Continue reading

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Woman Written Back Into History

One great event from the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture is that designers of color now have public acknowledgement of their famous work. One such woman is Ann Lowe, who created Jackie … Continue reading

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