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En plein air, Paris 1875

Have you ever tried climbing the stairs of Montmartre wearing a long skirt? It’s so very stressful dragging meters and meters of fabric around wherever I go. For years I believed that skirts had no aesthetic merit as they impaired … Continue reading

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Thinking about India and drapage…

Drapage/draping is one of the most basic techniques in clothing design. Before zippers and sewing machines, draping a piece of cloth around the body was an obvious solution to covering oneself. Think of the toga. And the sari. Drapage at Epidavros … Continue reading

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