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    Tadashi Shoji Blog

    Sculpting with Metallic Leatherette

    Softly sculpted silhouettes come to life in Tadashi Shoji's 2015 Pre-Fall Collection. Sparked by a study in the elegance of aircraft mechanics, the collection features expertly cut metallic leatherette pieces. Discover the making of these lustrous styles below:

    TADASHI SHOJI PRE-FALL 2015

    To begin, design lines are marked on dress form and then transferred to the flat pattern. Guidelines from the flat pattern are carefully transferred to mesh mounting with pattern making chalk.

    TADASHI SHOJI PRE-FALL 2015

    Using the same guidelines, cut leatherette is positioned on mesh and prepared for sewing. Positioning must be exact. Leatherette is sewn to the stretch mesh mounting with topstitching.

    TADASHI SHOJI PRE-FALL 2015

    Tadashi maintains comfort by combining nonstretch leatherette with a stretch mesh mounting. The completed pieces allow for a striking statement, with the ability to enjoy the feeling of efforless ease. 

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