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    Dropped Waist Dress

    Mai 15th, 2016

    On a dropped waist dress the waistline is cut to be positioned on the hip rather than on the natural waist, visually elongating the upper body. Dropped waist dresses were especially popular during the 1920’s.

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    Double-point dart

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Darts are used on garments that are tailored to fit the wearers shape. They make a flat fabric three-dimensional. To create a double-point dart the fabric is gathered on the inside of the garment, sewn together from one point to another point within the fabric creating a diamond shape. Double-point darts are most commonly used on the waist of women’s dresses shaping the fabric to the body.

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    Dart

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Darts are used on garments that are tailored to fit the wearers shape. They make a flat fabric three-dimensional. A dart is created by tucking under a part of the fabric, creating a triangular shape on the inside and a flat cone shape on the outside of the garment. Darts are most commonly used on the women’s busts and to tailor pants, skirts and dresses to the shape of the hip and waist, but can be used anywhere that requires shaping to the body.

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    Dolman Sleeve

    Mai 10th, 2016

    A dolman sleeve is a sleeve that has a very wide arm hole that can reach down to the waistline. It also has a narrow wrist. The sleeve is typically cut in one piece with the garments bodice. The dolman sleeve became popular in womenswear during the Civil War and regained popularity in the 80’s on jeans jackets worn by men and women. A dolman sleeve on a garment makes the shoulders look slouched and therefore slims the waist. Dolman sleeves are typically used on clothes that are supposed to look casual and effortless. 
Today, the dolman sleeve remains popular, especially on sweaters for men and women.

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    Dietrich, Marlene

    Mai 10th, 2016

    Marlene Dietrich, German Actress and Singer, born 1901 in Schöneberg. Dietrich was one of the first and only German actresses that reached broad international fame. She became famous with movies such as Shanghai Express and Destry Rides Again and soon after became a Hollywood and style icon. Her long legs, raspy voice and extravagant fashion made her a sensation and known as one of the most glamorous and bold women in the world. On screen Dietrich was known for wearing exotic costumes featuring glamorous dresses, adapted menswear and the iconic top hat. Her personal style was equally ornate and included lots of fur and mens suits. In the 1930’s, Dietrich revolutionized womens fashion by making it acceptable for women to wear pants. After a glamorous life in fame Dietrich died in 1992 in Paris. The American Film Institute has voted her one of the 25 greatest actresses of all times.

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    Drakewood

    Mai 10th, 2016

    Drakewood, German menswear label. Drakewood offers a large selection of high-quality menswear basics in sophisticated but urban designs and slim fits. The brand uses cashmere, linen and organic cotton and is known for using the highest qualities and newest dyeing techniques such as surface garment-printing on cashmere, lightweight jerseys or snow-dyeing treatments. Drakewood clothes have been worn by the famous German actor Till Schweiger in some of his movies.

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    Dondup

    August 3rd, 2015

    Dondup, Italian fashion label, founded 1999 in Fossombrone by Massimo Berloni and Manuela Mariotti. Dondup started as a denim brand but has quickly expanded its offering and now sells all types of menswear, womenswear and children’s clothing. The brand is known for its unique denim, using various innovative fabrics and techniques. The company uses traditional looms, new dying techniques and pure linen jeans offering highly fashionable denim. The label currently is sold in over 800 stores worldwide with the main revenue coming from Italy, but is also expanding to the US and Asia with more stores.

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    Drop-Stitch Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Drop-stitch knitting is a style of knitting that creates a ladder-like structure in between knitted rows. This way a very soft and see-through fabric is created.

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    Double Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Double knitting is a knitting technique that produces two or more knitted fabrics simultaneously on a single needle. These fabrics may be connected such as interlock fabrics, but can also be separable. Connected double-knitted fabrics are thick and could have uncommon color designs.

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    Double Jersey

    Juni 1st, 2015

    Double jersey is a knitted fabric produced on a knitting machine with a vertical and a horizontal row of needles. Both sides of the fabric have an identical look and feel. Double jersey is more durable and of better quality than single jersey and therefore is more expensive. It is used for high quality t-shirts, jackets and sweaters.

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