Manus x Machina – Maroquinerie

The métier that specializes in fine leatherwork is known as maroquinerie. Leatherworking practices have a long history with dresses and accessories, but it was only until the nineteenth century that the decorative technique evolved as part of haute couture. Embellishing garments with leather buttons, appliqués, cut work and trimming along with newer experiments using laser… Continue reading Manus x Machina – Maroquinerie

Manus x Machina – Feathers and Artificial Flowers

Feathers and flowers are significant forms of embellishment in haute couture and prét-à-porter. There is an extensive process used in creating the petals then the flowers themselves and the skill needed for the final process of featherwork becomes more intense as it nears completion. They all speak to the ultimate craftsmanship of the maisons that… Continue reading Manus x Machina – Feathers and Artificial Flowers