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.