Friday, 18 October 2013

Fashion Friday: The collections up close

If you're a regular reader of Handmade by Hannah you will have seen the posts I wrote about each recent fashion week. I love to look at as many collections as I can to get a feel for each collection but it is also worth taking a closer look to find out which techniques and embellishments have been used. The Vogue archive of all the collections is perfect for doing this because most of the collection galleries feature close up photos and you can zoom in on any part of a garment. Some of the techniques are truly stunning and such an inspiration for my own projects. I've chosen a selection of my favourite techniques from some of the collections I featured in the fashion week posts. There are so many amazing details it was so hard to choose and there are so many more techniques that I haven't featured, so do head over to the Vogue archive if you are interested in seeing more.
Tiny bows all over a white jumper and paint-swatch-like layered pieces of fabric at Chanel.
Gentle diagonal pleats and clever inserts of gorgeous patterned fabric at Dior.

Ruffles galore and lace layered over a beautiful floral print at Nina Ricci.
Stunning fabric manipulation in the form of pleats, ruffles and gathers at Bottega Veneta.
Patterns were created with a pile fabric on top of sheer fabric and cutwork at Fendi.
3D flowers, more cutwork, lace and bold beading at Burberry Prorsum.
Absolutely incredible embroidery at Erdem.
Graphic prints combine with beaded rosettes and oversized ruffles at Mary Katrantzou.
Sequinned, appliqued and embroidered leaves at Marc Jacobs.
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