Alternative title: Pattern puzzle: the pinning and praying edition, but not praying because you’re pinning but pinning because you’re praying. Oh bother, that makes no sense either, it’s just not this.
Sandra posted about Bonkuk Koo in the forum; his work is formidable. If one were tempted to enter fashion thinking it didn’t involve math, these series of photos will surely dissuade any such notion. First the design is plotted on fabric and the pattern lines sewn (not shown). Then he begins applying the various layers of fabric to become a pattern configuration well known to quilters:
I want to know what kind of pins he’s using. They’re extra long. I’ll bet they’re special in other ways too.
Other than winning a prestigious International Design Award, I don’t find much about his work online beyond a mention that he’s teamed up with a colleague (Katherine Elliot) to launch a line called Pa.Fa.. Style Skilling says he’s originally from Seoul and attended FIT. He started working at Chado Ralph Rucci in 2008. This entry provides more detail of the dress above (most definitely worth a click!) which was inspired by the wrapping of an Egyptian mummy at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I have to go now to ooh and aah over at Style Skilling, a new to me site. Enjoy!