And here’s what it looks like -sort of- sewn up:
I’ve asked her for another picture and perhaps some illustrations but she won’t be able to get to it just now. She’s fashionista-ing at Toronto Fashion Week. She says she will provide as soon as she’s able.
This entry was inspired, if you can call it that, by perusing my links and noticing that the link to Julian’s pattern school didn’t work anymore. How come nobody told me? I could use some help with site maintenance ya know. So I had to traipse over to Fashion Spot to find the boy and in the midst of it all, found Danielle’s piece. FYI, the link to Julian’s school is now gated. Yep, you need the super top secret password to get in. It’s “bananamilkshake”. Don’t tell anybody. Only you, me and the 100,000 daily visitors to Fashion Spot will know. Anyway, with the password, you can see a bit of how Julian’s mind works.
To whet your appetite for what you’ll find there -namely, how to teach yourself- here are three views of a recent piece of Julian’s. He’s quite an artist. Like Vionnet, he doesn’t need prints to add interest to his pieces. Solid colors work best to show the intricate bends and folds. I think that’s what makes a truly great designer. This looks like some kind of woven broadcloth. I think it’d be gorgeous in a heavy crepe or georgette.