Garment images are from the project “The Garments May Vary” by Nadine Goepfert via Thisispaper»
Some of the most eye catching new conceptual designs are made from surprising fabric choices that require new methods of construction. From creating the patterns through to sewing the seams there are a number of different approaches that you can try so that the design that you imagine does not become plagued by construction and process issues.
Thom Browne, AW13, New York.
When the silhouette of a garment moves far enough away from the body, all the old pattern shapes become almost obsolete, and the garment needs to be dissected by a new set of panel lines. The Autumn-Winter 2013 collection by Thom Browne showed a perfect example of how traditional tailoring can be stylised to the point where new pattern cutting techniques are needed.