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You Can Now Sew Liam Clothes at Home Using the Label’s New Patterns Collection

In a Kiwi fashion first, beloved local label Liam has launched an exciting new collection consisting entirely of patterns.

Liam Patterns has debuted with a launch named What Have I Got?, allowing you to sew stunning and timeless Liam designs at home.

 

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The full collection comes after RUBY’s first pattern launch over lockdown, when general manager and Liam designer Emily Miller-Sharma hosted Zoom sewing and pattern-making classes.

Miller-Sharma believes making things from scratch “gives so much to people” and can help to promote wellness.

“There is a slowness in the very internal process that goes on when you make things with your hands that can be a powerful tool for wellness,” she says.

“It also shows us, quite viscerally, just how talented the people who make our clothes are, empowering and humanising these highly-skilled machinists in a way that words on a page can’t.

“There is such joy in being able to pass a skill on to another person, and a great way to give a loved one something enduring.”

 

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All fibre used to make the pattern paper is waste from, or the byproduct of, sawn timber production from Radiata Pine forests in the North Island. The same goes for the envelopes the patterns come in.

The finished product is FSC Certified and 100% recyclable, although hopefully you’ll use the patterns many times over!

Plus, Liam has created a variety of free downloadable pdf patterns for using up extra fabric or offcuts from the making process.

The samples are made from fabric that was already lying around the RUBY workroom, and they were styled with already-existing pieces.

The collection is available in store and online from this Friday.

Lily Collins specifically requested all those Christian Louboutin heels in ‘Emily in Paris’

Lily Collins specifically requested to wear many pairs of Christian Louboutin heels while filming her new show Emily in Paris.

The 31-year-old actress plays the titular character in the hit Netflix series, which follows the plucky influencer as she leaves America for the French capital when a job opportunity arises.

Former Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field was in charge of Emily’s enviable wardrobe, and she told Page Six Style that Lily had just one request when she was curating the chic outfits, as she only wanted to wear Louboutin’s signature red-soled shoes.

Patricia added that even the prospect of wearing sky-high heels on the cobbled streets of Paris didn’t deter the actress, and she praised Lily for her tenaciousness.

“I guess she managed, as she never expressed any difficulty in movement,” she quipped.

The 78-year-old also revealed that she was heavily inspired by the timeless style of Audrey Hepburn when pulling looks together for the show, and said one outfit in particular – when Emily is at the ballet – was a direct tribute to the late Hollywood icon.

“When I look at Lily Collins, I see a young Audrey Hepburn and I wanted to make a homage to Audrey, as I was a huge fan of hers,” she explained.

Emily in Paris is available now on Netflix.

Reuters