Here are some ideas for draping an interesting skirt on the stand, by Japanese designer Yamamoto. Although mainly black which, to some extent, makes it hard to see how the shaping is achieved, these are wonderful garments. They challenge our idea of skirt (many of his skirts are for men), and play with texture, proportion, silhouette, asymmetry and two or more fabrics.
Although it is possible to use draping on the stand to create the traditional European skirts – straight, A line, flared, gored – I want to see if I can come up with some shapes which are less predictable.
Many of his skirts are wearable and delicious. I have already outlined some of my draping ideas, but these shapes raise another question. Is it possible to come to this job with an open mind, and just see where the fabric will take me?