Thinking of tapping into the paisley-inspired prints dominating the catwalks and stores? This Anna Sui silk ticks all the boxes…
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.
Have a look how close this fabric is in sensibility to some of Miu Miu’s designs.
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.
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.
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.
The fabric width is 120cm and the length is 2.9 metres. The fabric price is $27 a metre/$78.30 for the piece. I can post this fabric in the small satchel for $9.40. 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).