Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday Words






"Sometimes in the fashion industry zips are used as a feature of a garment (especially when it comes to sportswear) but in the world of sleek futuristic couture nobody wants to know how you got into your garment.  At the recent Georgio Armani Prive collection the openings to the garments were neatly hidden into seams using invisible zips (sometimes called concealed zips)....the Cutting Class






Wednesday Words are quotes gleaned from the internet, blogs, books, newspapers and more. They are never my own words. They are not my opinions but merely comments written that made me go "hmmmmm,,,,,,,". Some may be provocative, some may not. Some may be my opinion, some may not. My goal is to start a conversation among followers of this blog and hopefully learn as we share our thoughts. I know you will do so respectfully and intelligently and  I thank you for that...Bunny


13 comments:

  1. I actually like the use of invisible zippers in unconventional seams. Nikki from Beaute Jadore uses them sometimes in her pants seams or her sleeve seams. Cool design element.

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  2. I totally agree. I have two tops. purchased, that have short exposed zips in the back. Their weight pulls the top down in the back, and the front bodice then slides up to my neck in a near choke hold. They have lost their cache for me. I love the little pulls you find on invisible zips. Why can't they all be like that?

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  3. I guess I'm an equal opportunity zipper lover. I like them concealed for sleekness, but also appreciate a well considered exposed zipper as a style feature. They are, however, over-used at this point.

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  4. I love the pants and that red dress! I have seen lots of slim-cut pants in Burda with ankle zippers. Smart to use invisible.

    But I too love all the zippers; invisible, exposed, lapped...they each have their place for me.

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  5. What an interesting idea to completely hide all the zippers. I've used invisible zippers on dresses, but I can imagine translating that idea to all sorts of garments. Perhaps a woven catsuit? But where would one wear such a garment??

    Great inspiration photo, thanks Bunny!

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  6. I really like The Cutting Class, but thought that visible zippers weren't preferred in couture well before it became "sleek" and "futuristic" (although what about Courrèges, who recently died?)

    In RTW, the exposed zipper trend was one of the ugliest in recent memory.

    The top garment is cute, but I'd never bother to try to make something like that.

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  7. I love both these applications and would definitely try the top one.

    I am also a huge fan of Cutting Class. It does so much to inform us sewists at home.

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  8. I love how the zippers were used in that denim jacket! I love invisible zippers. They are clean and sleek and easy to do and the teardrop pull is so dainty.

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  9. I love zippers in all their variations. Sometimes I think it works to have it tucked away, sometimes it's nice to see the mechanics. What I never like, is when something is so "in," it gets used in ways that are just not right. Seeing a heavy black metal zip in a chiffon dress, for example. It just looked wrong and "for the sake of it"

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  10. I too love zippers in all their variety. There is a place for both. I love how Armani used the invisible zip in his collection. I love the minimalism. I think that SIL in NYC carries invisible jacket zippers. It's a nice look.

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  11. Love zippers too although I mostly;y deal with 22 inch long invisible white ones and rarely a colorful one. I have altered many high end pants with those zippers down near the hem...so stunning!

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  12. I don't like zippers on the outside other than for very casual clothes. Talbots will often use a zip on the outside as a design element on an otherwise fairly dressy classic item. When that happens something I must pass on an item that I would otherwise love.
    But, I am sure I am not their target - perhaps the people a little younger than I love that style.

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