Plaza Magazine US & International - - CONTENTS - BY Robert Nord­berg

Plaza’s fash­ion editor ranks the ten most im­por­tant de­sign­ers. The fash­ion brands are pulling out all the stops to cham­pion gen­uine crafts­man­ship.

aser cut leather, hand­made lace and em­broi­dery. Re­cently, fash­ion houses in­clud­ing Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gab­bana and Valentino, have ex­pressed a near fetishis­tic in­ter­est in hand­i­work, cre­at­ing col­lec­tions cen­tred around needle­work and hand­i­craft. With hun­dreds of hours in­vested in each item of cloth­ing, the move­ment is con­sid­ered ei­ther a re­sponse to con­sumers’ grow­ing de­mand for qual­ity goods or an an­swer to dreams of ul­ti­mate lux­ury. One thing is for sure, many sea­sons of hand-crafted fash­ion await us.

The fash­ion brands are pulling out all The stops To cham­pion gen­uine crafts­man­ship.

Sign of the times: Time-con­sum­ing crafts­man­ship. Em­broi­dered dresses from Valentino’s au­tumn col­lec­tion.

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