Added Oct 3, 2011
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BurdaStyle member Urbandon has wowed many with his dynamic sense of fashion design and style. Designer, assemblage artist and jeweler living in Sydney’s Inner West, his clothing has a radical urban edge, often utilizing dark, muted tones cut from organic sportswear textiles, his androgynous style is alluring and interesting.
This week Urbandon is sharing a tutorial on how to take a Basic T-Shirt and turn it into a Japanese-influenced top. In Urbandon’s words: The technique is used in the Japanese book Pattern Magic. These took my ideas of pattern making to a whole new level. It’s really about manipulating a basic block and turning it into something dramatic. This is a tutorial for menswear that has the same feeling as labels like Julius and Rick Owens- very androgynous. If your man may not be cutting that look then wearing this top with some leggings or jeans for yourself is a great look. Just ask my girlfriend who has a few of these now!
Urbandon: In this tutorial I use organically grown cotton (1 1/2 yards). This is beautiful to work with and actually feels silkier to the touch. It’s also so much better for the environment as it has not been sprayed with toxic chemicals- which is a great thing for the people who grow and handle the raw cotton. It’s about doing your part to make the world a cleaner and fairer world.
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