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RAVE FabriCARE is Arizona’s only Certified Couture Cleaner.
Our skilled couture specialists excel in their understanding of exquisite fabrics, unusual textures, and special trims and embellishments. And in their knowledge of the art of design and the craftsmanship of construction.
From intricate beaded and sequined gowns to one-of-a-kind handmade garments, from modern to vintage, the delicate nature of these pieces dictates the utmost scrutiny, respect, care and attention to detail.
Specifically, our couture specialists:
Nowhere are higher standards applied.
And we can do this (in most cases) even if your couture garments have been contaminated by fire, smoke, soot, water, mold, mildew and/or humidity as a result of a fire or flood.
From Chanel and Givenchy to Oscar de la Renta and Giambattista Valli, you can trust RAVE FabriCARE with all your couture garments.
Today, the term “couture” is widely and, often, quite loosely used (and even misused). Here’s an overview of couture-related terms.
These are clothes that are hand-sewn to order by fashion houses using the world’s finest materials. These fashion houses must meet the requirements of the French Couture Federation, the regulatory group empowered by French law to bestow the official “haute couture” title. Ten designers now have this designation, down from 40 in the 1960’s.
To qualify for the designation “haute couture”, fashion houses must employ at least 20 people to create hand-stitched collections of at least 25 looks twice a year and show them in Paris for at least two years. Or simply be voted in. The clothes are produced by using a client’s measurements to create an outfit out of muslin, and then using the muslin as a pattern for a garment made of fine fabrics.
Designers who haven’t sought the haute couture designation use this term to describe their handmade clothes.
Some designers use this term to describe clothes that are machine-sewn, but in limited quantities (as few as 8 or 10). Sometimes these designers use fine materials like those used in haute couture clothes. Their clothes often come with loose seams so they can be disassembled and finished by a tailor. Some designers refer to semi-couture as their “special order” service.
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