THIS FABRIC IS GONE NOW – MANY THANKS
Ok, this is one of my most favourite and guarded silks and I have been carefully hoarding it for ages. But now, its time has come.
I certainly have a penchant for the Japanese inspired fabrics. Once again, the Japanese textile imagery is the heart of the design, with the ever-popular Mums dominating. (I have several incredible vintage kimonos. The embroidery is unbelievable. I will take some photos and do a post soon).
The fabric is a substantial silk, I don’t think it is quite a 4 ply silk but it is certainly a heavier silk. It is so malleable and will fold and drape fantastically well, and with the extra weight, whatever you make will hang just so well. I can also see it in a straight garment, without the volume, as it is substantial enough to carry off these styles too. The silk has a slightly creped surface though it is not what we’d call a full crepe. The colours are so harmonious…a mushroom base with light sage green, creamy paprika, mustard yellow (…see what I’m doing here…).
I don’t know why I keep seeing dresses for all these fabrics because I don’t wear them all that often…possibly that’s why I’ve accumulated so much and need to destash! But this really does yell out to be a dress to me. I’m putting up a Proenza Schouler collage because what they’ve done with the Chinoiserie prints here make me think of this fabric. But then there are a few other dress ideas…
Dresses here by Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Erdem.
The fabric definitely came from a designer’s studio, and it was an Australian designer.
And it was pricey!! The fabric is 115cm and the length is 2.6 metres. The fabric cost well into the late $40’s. I will price it at $36 a metre/$94 for the piece.
I can post this in the smallest satchel (with tracking) at $8.25. Please see here for full details on payment and posting. If interested, please click on the email below; fabric details will appear automatically and I will get back to you asap. (Australia delivery only thanks).