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The Art of Draping


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ISBN 10: 2909617327 / ISBN 13: 9782909617329
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2012. Hardcover. An introductory book presenting a documented analysis of draping techniques for luxury garments in the woman's wardrobe plus a historic resume of their background. Num Pages: 112 pages, Full color throughout. BIC Classification: AKT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 211 x 304 x 14. Weight in Grams: 792. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9782909617329

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Title: The Art of Draping

Publisher: Esmod Editions

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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As it has been adapting to every style for thousands of years, the draped garment brings all its nobility to the fashion of every period. Thanks to the opulence of its fabrics, its intense creativity and its technical feats, the draping sublimes the body greatly. Its elegance gives a feeling of exception to the one wearing it, and the nobility of its fabrics leads to talk about an artwork. In fact, this is what draping is all about: Art. Indeed, the spectator is fascinated just as he would be when looking at any artwork, wondering what magic has operated for a simple fabric to turn into a live sculpture. Taming materials and manufacturing the volume gives all its importance to this exercise. No one can be fooled: success requires care, dexterity, patience and creativity. The purpose of this book is to make you discover an exceptional world where plays on transparency, light effects and movements will be the main actors of this theatrical enhancing. In order to understand its mysteries better, NilsChrisitian Ihlen-Hansen transmits his own experience through the elaboration of six dresses fully illustrated by the creations of the designers the most accustomed to the difficult exercise of the Art of draped garments.

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It is through the experience of a seasoned fashion designer Nils-Christian Ihlen-Hansen that this book deals with the difficult technique of draping in the clothing culture of the Western Fashion. Games of transparencies, movements of matter and body enter into the subtle game of this exercise. Giving the model of the garment its nobility, its cutting technique, its choice of noble fabrics and the dexterity it demands, the drape brings to the garment a notion of work of Art which makes it an exercise in style Prized and magnified by the big names in fashion.

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