Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Designs in which each side of an item of apparel is different in structure than the other side. In a symmetrical design, both sides are the same. Asymmetry may be seen in areas such as collars, necklines, closings or hemlines.


Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Pieces of cloth of various colors and shapes sewn together to form a garment or accessory.


Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Polyvinyl chloride, commonly abbreviated as PVC, is the third-most widely produced plastic. It can be made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticizers, the most widely used being phthalates – it is in this form that it is used in clothing.


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The portion of a shoe or boot upper that covers the instep and toes.


Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Wingtip shoes feature a toe cap that comes to a point in the center, and spreads out toward the sides of the shoes, in a shape that somewhat resembles wings. This part of the shoe is sometimes perforated with small holes around the edges.


Saturday, February 19th, 2011

A knitted design resembling a mosaic that is visible on both sides of a fabric.

Color Blocking

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Usually three or more distinctively different colors separated by shapes or geometric areas on a garment or accessory.

Chalk Stripe

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

A stripe in a parallel formation in suiting fabric which is wider and more muted than a pinstripe.


Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Embroidery is an ancient variety of decorative needlework in which designs and pictures are created by stitching strands of some material on to a layer of another material. Most embroidery uses thread or wool stitched onto a woven fabric. Embroidery very often takes on a boho or ethnic vibe.

Field Coat

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Originally designed for hunting and is typically constructed from cotton canvas and has underarm gussets for ease of movement as well as multiple pockets. Stylized versions are now available from a host of designers.