From the designer Professor Arlene Handschuch:
EMANATIONS is a suede eveningwear jacket with a surface design of flowers, buds, and intertwining stems formed by weaving ribbons and cord through a series of cuts in the fashion fabric. The garment's style lines and surface pattern were inspired by the Art Nouveau graphic designs of Alphonse Mucha, published in Combinaisons Ornementales [ca. 1900, Paris].
The location of 856 straight cuts guides the tubular satin cord into the arrangement of 18 intertwining stems. The shape and location of 220 curved cuts produce the image of 64 flowers and buds when the flat satin ribbon is woven through them. Multiple layers of different colors and widths of flat ribbon create shading in each individual flower. Five singly applied gold beads form the center of each flower.
Colors for the surface design were determined by using "Style Manager" computer-aided-design. The jacket was developed through flat pattern techniques and is constructed in a synthetic suede with a stylized stand-up collar, kimono sleeves with cuffs, curved banded hem, center front zipper, and full rayon lining. Fusible weft insertion interfacing secures the woven ribbon to the inside of the fashion fabric.