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    Maxi Dress

    Mai 15th, 2016

    A maxi dress is a floor or ankle length informal dress worn especially during the summer. Maxi dresses are formfitting on the upper body and loose and flowing towards the bottom. They are typically made of lightweight flowing fabrics such as cotton or polyester.

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    Macrame

    Mai 13th, 2016

    Macrame is a form of textile production. Unlike other common forms of textile production such as weaving or knitting, the threads are not interlocked but knotted together. Macrame was first popularized by sailors, who decorated items such as knives and bottles and parts of their ships with the knotted fabric. Macrame can be made of most limp fibers and materials and is especially popular on leather and fabric belts.

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    Marlene Dietrich

    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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    Mulleavy Sisters

    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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    Madame Grès

    September 2nd, 2015

    Madame Grès aka Alix Grès or Alix Barton, French Haute-Couture fashion house, founded by Germaine Émilie Krebs in 1942. Krebs, who was a trained sculptress and lived from 1903 to 1993. The fashion house started off under the name Alix Barton with simple draped silk jersey dresses that showed the influence of her training as a sculptor. After the fashion house had been shut down during WWII, Grès started creating her famous Grecian pleated dresses and later tailored women’s suits with incorporated wrap. With some of her customers being the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich and Jacqueline Kennedy, Grès didn’t want celebrities to wear her clothes, but women of culture. Her signature is hand-draped pleats, a bias cut away from the body and Greco-roman influences such as togas and capes.

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    Maxfield

    August 3rd, 2015

    Maxfield, concept store, in Los Angeles. Maxfield is one of Los Angeles go-to addresses when it comes to high-end fashion. Men’s and women’s luxury clothing is offered in a highly modern, boxy and minimalist concrete building, including designer labels such as Rick Owens, Chanel and The Row. The store also offers a selection of vintage and new fashion, photography, art, music and design books and some vintage accessories and bags by Hermès.

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    Miyake, Issey

    August 3rd, 2015

    Issey Miyake, Japanese fashion label, founded 1970 in Tokyo. Miyake is one of the big innovators in fashion. After working in Paris and New York Miyake decided to launching his own namesake fashion label. The aim was to create fashion with innovative fabrics and designs and create a new relationship between clothing and the human body. The wearer’s every day life should be enhanced by providing him/ her with light comfortable, highly innovative fashion. Since 1973 Miyake has been showing his collection at Paris Fashion Week and his brand has received high recognition from the industry. His experimentation constantly guides him to new concepts such as his famous line Pleats-Please, which experiments with the use of pleats.

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    Mary Katrantzou

    August 3rd, 2015

    Mary Katrantzou, Greek fashion designer, born 1983 in Athens, Greece. After graduating with a bachelor and master in textile design from the prestigious fashion college Central Saint Martins, Katrantzou decided to launching her own label. Katrantzou’s label offers women’s ready-to-wear, leather goods, jewelry and shoes. The brand has quickly expanded and is now sold though over 300 high-end retailers in over 56 countries such as Selfridges, Barneys and 10 Como Corso. Katrantzou is known for her hyper realistic surrealist prints and architectural silhouettes. She has received great recognition from fashion magazines and other designers and has received various design awards.

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    Model, Philippe

    August 3rd, 2015

    Philipp Model, French shoe label, founded 1981 by Philippe Model. Model started his career in fashion as a haute couture hat designer for famous designer  labels. In 1984 he opened his first boutique in Paris where he sold hats and eventually gloves, shoes and accessories. In 2008, Model meets the Italian designer Paolo Gambato and starts designing shoes with him. The shoes are made by hand by skilled shoemakers and give every shoe an own character. The brand is especially known for its fashionable sneakers.

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    Medallion Knitting

    August 3rd, 2015

    Medallion knitting is a type of knitting that creates a flat circular knitted fabric. This is achieved by reducing the radius of the knitted rows continuously. Attention must be paid to the right amount of reduction of the radius, as the fabric will become wavy if the radius is decreased too rapidly. Medallion knitting is typically used for small decorative tablecloths.

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