Stunning nippon inspired silk crepe SOLD


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).





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