With the technique of soufflé, King can create a complex garment that is either seamless or has a minimum of seams.
He does this by incorporating a variety of classic fabric manipulation techniques in such a way that the techniques create the shape of the garment. The resulting complex constructions required new approaches to pattern drafting, based not on geometry but on algebra. These techniques create a stylistic unity to the designs; the permutations and varied effects permitted are endless.
The new fabric technology is what enables King to create these pieces. Man-made fibers are stronger, resist crushing, and are easy to care for—this makes the pieces easy to travel with, and easy to enjoy.
Another advantage is, that the pieces, though light and airy, are warm to wear, beautifully providing the main function of an evening wrap or coat.
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