“We’ve searched for diversity, uniqueness, and evolution. We created the type of embellishments that would be engaged with the fabric, patterns, and streams, in such way we had designed the most beautiful gowns and clothing so we could raise the level of style and be responsible for the artist’s work the most charming painterly prints.”
Fashion industry took the same path, stranded on the base of color and changing forms, but they didn’t overlook their perspectives so the fabric itself became lame.
Beginning of these patterns
This led to a whole new world of fashion were the fabric became embroiled with shapes different colors and designs. This actual piece became an “Avant-garde” canvas fully artistic leading the insight into a new dazzling world.
Therefore, 1860 was the beginning of these patterns. William Jennings Demorest and Ellen Louise Demorest, begun this smart innovation and started selling it. Their magazine listed over hundred patterns mostly in one size.
In 1886, Ebenezer Butterick started manufacturing patterns for women’s fashion. in their magazine, they started to publicize their patterns, and with time they evolve their techniques with these astonishing outlines.
1899, vogue magazine began to publish its patterns, and after Condé Nast bought vogue. Their patterns were sent to the market and then a collaboration with Butterick company took place.
Condé Nast founded a Hollywood Pattern Company in 1927. With such unique patterns having celebrities’ photos printed over, had come to an end of their production through the end of world war II.
Patterns sleeves having drawn characters became a new fresh trend from 1932 till the 1950s by the New York pattern company.
Fashion industry Dominated by patterns
And then after these emerging companies and names, patterns ruled the fashion industry and became the dominating design principle used by all tailors such as Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Consuelo Castiglioni, Pamella Roland, Victoria Beckham and many others. And till this present day, these patterns are evolving and showing a new way to represent their art.
These astonishing structures made over four exact principles according to the outfits in New York Fashion week Runways. These architected outline, create different elements in each outfit and these patterns, show the progress in style and change the definition of the traditional constant looks.
The distinction is all over the runways, and the fabrics used can either represent a fictional pattern or have actual shapes over, this is why these four principles represent the actual trend.
Movement from Reflected Light
The shiny fabric reflects the light which gives the illusion of seeing patterns, and you can constantly see them changing moving and defining the shape of the silhouette. So with every move, a shape is shown and aesthetically charming.
Contrast between Organic and Geometric Shapes
Either an organic flow, inspired by nature and the vague movement often showed a contrast with the fluid cuts. Or the geometric rigidity of structure, having the perfect showing angles and straight lines appear in ordered patterns to show hard corners.
Repetition through Stripes and Checks
The geometrical lines took a big part in such category while having a lot of repetition in a parallel and coherent way. Furthermore, These lines change the size of the silhouette to give it either height, weight or even a smaller shape. The eye follows the garments from top to bottom and as far sight it is quite dizzying. This repetition is a traditional technique for it’s the first ever used pattern in this sort of evolution.
Balance by Acute Asymmetry
Lack of balance and equivalence in these outfits give them a uniqueness, while the asymmetry of each and every angle. with the illusion of having several pieces and the diverged shapes right in the middle, have shown an assumption for an axis that provides some sort of balance as an overall look.
Now for the techniques used, mostly existing is the printing. Patterns are printed, some can be glued to it or even sewn over the fabric.
What really takes this to the next level is the Burnout fabrics. This is a technique used mainly on velvet even lace, where a mixed-fiber material, undergoes several chemical procedures to dissolve and then reshape a semi-transparent pattern.
These artistically used shapes, outlines, lines, and patterns create themes for every and single outfit. It shows variety indeed and a way to express yourself either by being odd with the most well-shaped fantasies, or the formal yet stylish traditional outline. And nowadays these themes keep on emerging and changing to have unity in such beautiful diversity.