Fashion Moulage Technique: A Step by Step Draping Course – Vol. 1

A Practical Course in Fashion Design

Moulage, also known as draping, is a design technique that has been used since ancient times.  This method allows clothes to be created directly on the mannequin, aided by a few simple tools and some creativity.  Chapter after chapter the reader will be guided through the process of creating garments, starting from a simple sheath dress and then progressing to the most complicated outfits with draping.

Collars and pleats, bows and 3-D shapes are just some of the exercises in the book. The numerous photographs displayed throughout the book capture every single step to be performed, making it even easier to understand this technique.

Moulage allows the fashion designer, pattern-cutter, tailor or fashion enthusiast to give shape to their ideas, transposing them into patterns.  This young fashion designer, Danilo Attardi, is launching his debut publication in bookshops, with this first volume dedicated to Moulage.  The book can be ordered directly on the Ikon publishing house website, found in major bookstores such as Feltrinelli and Mondadori, or purchased on Amazon.

The book is available in four languages: Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Fashion Draping Techniques: A Step-by-Step Intermediate Course: Coats, Blouses, Draped Sleeves, Evening Dresses, Volumes and Jackets – Vol. 2

Following the first volume of Fashion Draping Techniques, which focused on details such as collars, sleeves and knots, this new volume, richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, takes a step forward and moves on to complete items of clothing, such as dresses, blouses, jackets, and skirts, all explained in a detailed and easy to understand manner.

Each chapter also includes suggestions about what kind of fabric to use in each piece of clothing. Draping involves working with fabric directly on the dress stand, allowing designers to bring their creations to life, adapting the style and fit as they work.

The results are new styles, cuts and lines that form a new three-dimensional prototype, without the standardized restrictions of flat cut patternmaking. This gives designers an immediate idea of what their creation will look like and easily lets them decide how to move forward, through the use of toile, pins, pleats, modules, draping, craftsmanship, and boundless creativity.

The book is available in four languages: Italian, English, French and Spanish.