Miu meets Sui **PRICE DROP**

Thinking of tapping into the paisley-inspired prints dominating the catwalks and stores?  This Anna Sui silk ticks all the boxes…

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Image credit Vogue Australia

Sorry, that title is wince-inducing, but I couldn’t resist.

Every magazine you open at the moment you see the 70’s/pop-art inspired prints that Miu Miu worked into some of the most in-demand clothes around this season.  Miuccia might have been looking over Ann@ Sui’s fabulous silks from a few years back for inspiration.

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Have a look how close this fabric is in sensibility to some of Miu Miu’s current designs.

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This silk is a more unusual one.  The strongest feature is the light sheen over the fabric creating a watery/pond surface sort of effect.  I’m tempted to call it a light lamination, but I don’t know that it is this.  For this special surface, the fabric still has a work-horse quality.  I’ve run a reasonably hot iron with steam over this silk and that was no problems at all, so it doesn’t seem to require special treatment.

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This silk is similar in weight to a crepe de chine.  It has just the slightest transparency, so some garments might need another layer with it. Tops/shirts would be fine without another layer.

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Image from Elle Greece.

I’m pretty sure that this silk is a catwalk fabric from Ann@ Sui, at least that’s what I was told when I picked this one up from the garment district in NYC.

The fabric drapes and folds beautifully, and there is a dress length here, so you’ve got lots of options for what to make with this silk.

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The fabric width is 120cm and the length is 2.9 metres.  The fabric price is $22 a metre/$63.80 for the piece.  I can post this fabric in the small satchel for $8.25.  Please see here for full details on payment and posting.  If interested, please click on the email link below; fabric details will appear automatically and I will get back to you asap. (Australia delivery only thanks).

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