Double-up

First set of samples ready to be finished

Today we received our first sample from the loom. My combination of twill and satin was almost right, but I think I would have to push the distinction between the two for more clarity in the image. The second design, a two-weft experiment is much more compelling. Because it is still attached to the loom I have posted a simulation below.

Double weave was the main focus of the day, and Louise provided us with some very useful ways to work with multiple layers, pockets, piquet and stitiched weaves. I am working on a sample with as many structure ideas I can fit and am excited for the result.

Gown worn by Gael García Bernal in the Almodovar film Bad Education

This evening, Jacquard classmate Barbara and I visited The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The scale of the exhibition is almost as impressive as the work itself which is well, stunning. If you are in Montreal before October, you should see it. Twice.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gautier from Mackenzie Frere on Vimeo.

10. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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