Patternmaking History and Theory
Fashion design is increasingly more gaining attention as crucial form of cultural expression. Alternatively, scholarship has in large part focused on specific designers and their finished products. This collection reveals the a very powerful foundational art and craft of patternmaking design, with essays that explore the practice in specific historical and cultural contexts.
Probing the theoretical underpinnings that inform patternmaking, Patternmaking History and Theory interrogates topics that span cultures and time periods, ranging from high fashion to home sewing. Taking the reader from women’s making and mending for victory all the way through World War Two, to Jamaican dress history and these days’s complex 3D pattern cutting software, the book examines the creative aspect of a culturally wealthy skill.
Beautifully illustrated and rooted in original research, Patternmaking History and Theory brings together a group of leading international scholars to provide a range of perspectives on a key but steadily lost sight of aspect of design.
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