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On the sharp, architectural black dresses and skirts at the show's opening: There was a 3-D aspect. I wanted people to be able to turn around in the clothes, so every part was different depending on how you look at it. Wool crepe, gabardine and felt were mixed with foam or jersey to make them look like neoprene or something more thick. That's where the newness is, in the manipulation of the fabric. Balenciaga worked with double-faced fabric. We do the sandwich -- compressing cotton, wool and different types of silk with high-tech fabric. But I don't want anything synthetic on the skin. I only want natural fiber. So most of the clothes are cotton jersey inside, like a sweat-shirt jersey. Even the trousers are soft and comfortable inside. It gives something classic and traditional a high-tech element. And it's really modern to have one layer of fabric now that the weather is changing.
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