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    Liz Claiborne

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Liz Claiborne, American Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur, born 1929 in Brussels, Belgium, died 2007 in New York. After studying art with various artists in Europe, Claiborne took part in the Jacques Heim National Design Contest in 1949, which she won. Soon after she moved to New York, where she worked for various Designers including Tina Leser and Omar Kiam in the Garment District. Read the rest of this entry

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    Laura and Kate Mulleavy

    September 2nd, 2015

    Kate and Laura Mulleavy, sisters, American fashion designer, founders of Los Angeles-based clothing & accessory label Rodarte. Founding their fashion label in 2005, the Mulleavy sisters named the brand after their mother’s maiden name.  The duo have taken the fashion industry by storm and already won a few awards and honers. Rodarte is now sold internationally at high-end retailers such as Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Net-a-Porter only to mention a few.

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    Linda Dresner Retail

    August 3rd, 2015

    Linda Dresner, fashion retailer, founded 1983 by Linda Dresner in New York. In a minimalist space of marble and concrete Linda Dresner’s boutique offers high-end New York shoppers a highly edited selection of designer clothes, including garments by Chloé, Balenciaga and Narciso Rodrigues. The staff is trained to provide an incomparable service and helps customers with their selection and private shopping appointments. Linda Dresner offers suits, handbags, dresses, sweaters, blouses and other accessories. The store was designed by the renowned designers Jay Smith and Michael Gabellini.

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    Lace Knitting

    August 3rd, 2015

    Lace knitting is characterized by purposely placed decorative holes within a knitted fabric. It is considered the most complex form of knitting due to its fine structure. Lace knitting became popular in Victorian England and today has gained big popularity especially in womenswear. One distinguishes “true lace” knitting with pattern stitches on the wrong and right side of the fabric, and “lacy knitting” with pattern stitches only on one side of the fabric. A form of very loose lace knitting is called faggoting. Because of its structure, lace knitted fabrics are very elastic and tend to stretch over time. This can be avoided by reinforcing the fabric’s edges. Lace knitting is used on scarves, curtains, elegant dresses and as decorative patches on garments.

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    LIM College

    Juni 15th, 2015

    LIM College, founded 1939 by Maxwell F. Marcuse in New York. LIM is a private higher education institution specialized on fashion business first founded as the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising as a reaction to retailers looking for more fashion business-savvy students. The school offers courses such as international business, fashion merchandising, visual merchandising, marketing and management as well as other fashion related subjects. LIM focuses on hands-on experience with mandatory internships throughout the studying process and a faculty consisting of industry professionals.

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    Lasalle College International

    Juni 15th, 2015

    Lasalle College International, founded 1959 by Jean-Paul Morin in Montreal. Morin’s aim, when founding Lasalle was to educate the Quebec population in order to prepare them for jobs that were in demand. The school rapidly grew and in 1979 a fashion department was established. Today, Lasalle continues to expand with 21 campuses in 11 countries worldwide. The over 10,000 enrolled students are offered over 60 programs including fashion, art and design, hotel management and tourism, business technology and humanities. The school is known for offering all courses in French and English and for its award-winning satellite campus network, that allows students in different locations to take part in the studies. Notable alumni include: Paul Davis, Lilly Berelovich and Marie-Claude Pelletier.

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    Left-Hand Knitting

    Juni 2nd, 2015

    Left-hand knitting, also known as continental knitting is a common type of knitting, where the yarn to be knit is led with the left hand. The knitted fabric is very similar to fabrics produced with English knitting, but incorporates twisting  the stitches, which makes for tighter loops.

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    Lyocell

    Juni 1st, 2015

    Lyocell is a natural fiber that is used to make yarn and fabric. It is typically used as a substitute for cotton. Lyocell is chemically extracted from wood and other similarly structured plants and is the most environmentally conscious fiber amongst cellulose-based fibers. Lyocell dries very quickly and is very durable. It is often mixed with other fibers such as silk, polyester and nylon and is used for conveyor belts, high-quality paper and medical dressings.

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    Lurex

    Juni 1st, 2015

    Lurex is a polyester yarn, which is treated with vaporized aluminum, gold or silver to create a metallic effect. The name used for the yarn is the registered brand name of the company that exclusively produces this type of yarn. Lurex is used for eccentric garments such as costumes. The fabric made of lurex yarns is also commonly called lurex.

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    Linen

    März 30th, 2015

    Linen is a natural fiber that is won from the flax plant. Linen is very absorbent and therefore is a very cool fiber, which makes it popular for hot environments. Being highly absorbent linen easily wrinkles which is a typical characteristic of a garment made of linen. Linen is used for men’s and women’s wear as well as for aprons, napkins and other fabrics that need to absorb water.

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