This biography and illustrated guide highlights the work of master designer Koos van den Akker and provides inspiration for bold, unique sewing creations.
Chronicling the designer's 30 years in haute couture, this book follows van den Akker from his start in the Paris workrooms of Christian Dior to his rise in the fashion world and the establishment of his own Madison Avenue boutique.
Included are demonstrations for duplicating several of his construction and design techniques that offer illustrated sewing instructions and intricate details for home sewers to imitate.
The designs, with their richness of texture, generosity of colour, and dynamic mix of fabrics, share the full scope of van den Akker's masterful creations.
AGB Individual artists, art monographs, AKTA Fashion design & theory, AKTX Textile design & theory, BG Biography: general, WD Hobbies, quizzes & games, WFB Needlework & fabric crafts, WJH Cosmetics, hair & beauty