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All day in the stores. Looking at Vionnet pieces in the morning with Vicky. And Charles James and Yuki pieces in the afternoon with Oliver. Some excellent input, but need to digest what I have seen.
Charles James dress
It was exhilarating to go through a box of Vionnet pieces all the way to the bottom of the box, a rarity that even V&A staff seldom enjoy. Analysed in particular a Vionnet sleeve detail, which I had never come across. The Yuki pieces, made almost always of polyester jersey made me realise the strength of simple cutting. Yuki achieves the most interesting drape through the use of rectangular cutting and often very few seams. No tricks at all. Off to Paris tomorrow….

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