Design Inspiration in Historic Costumes, Cochenille Style


Need some inspiration for your next Garment Designer project? As a fan of fashion history, I love to take photos of garments on exhibit in museums (when it is allowed).

Take a look at these two images, and see how they inspire you.

Look at the bead trim on this one.


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Susan Lazear

About Susan Lazear

Susan Lazear is the owner of Cochenille Design Studio. She oversees the design and development of the software created by the company. She is also a Professor of Fashion at San Diego Mesa College, and she herself is a practitioner of textile arts, as she designs, sews, knits, etc. Susan is also an author of books and articles related to fashion, design and the textile arts.

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