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Behind Closed Doors: Inside Fashion Week Fall 2013

Mara Hoffman bead work

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Embellishments From India

For the embellished pieces, Hoffman first develops the technique, whether it's a different embroidery stich or beading work, then later sends it off to workers in India. They then return a small piece of what the embellishment will look like.

Once the sample is approved, Hoffman gives India specs for a full garment. She opted to outsource some of this more intricate work "because they do great embellishment work like hand beading and embroidery" in the country.

Adam Jeffery | CNBC