如何利用布料可以拉伸的斜面，把本來平面規矩的東西立體生動起來，增加衣服的「垂墜感」，是近年服裝設計上的一大重點。本書收錄兩位荷蘭服裝大師Annette Duburg and Rixt van der Tol的作品，完成呈現歐陸服裝設計師在服裝工藝上所展現的設計與剪裁。
Draping is a three-dimensional design and production technique that gene-rates a considerable degree of free-dom in terms of design. Freedom in restraint, as the fabric has to envelop a dress stand and because the design has to be readable and able to be transfer-red to a pattern. Draping is a technique frequently used in couture.
This book opens up an area that functions as an interesting, supplementary design niche within today's fashion design. This book includes the historcal context of draping, present ezamples by fashion designers, a large section on all aspects of draping (of all clothing components in the most common variations) and the use of draping by well-known fashion designers from 1900 to the present.