Long Live Texture

Long Live Texture

It’s that wonderful time of year when texture becomes king and all the fairies in fabric land rejoice!!  OK, a little silly, but seriously fall and winter fabrications offer some of the most exciting textures for our creations.  Colleen recently said that if it’s one thing she’s learned at SBDF over the years, it’s the importance of texture, particularly in using neutral and classic colors.  Why do we love texture so much?  It adds depth and dimension to solid colors, inviting the eye to explore more carefully the particular garment in question.  Light dances off texture in different ways than off a flat fabric, deflecting that dreaded sheen.  (Of course, there is a time and place for an appropriate amount of sheen—we’re not opposed to that look!)  Texture hides design lines which tends to make it easier to use for novice sewists or quick unstructured garments. Think cardigan jacket as opposed to fully tailored blazer. Textural fabrics are fun to work with…explore the possibilities

Texture can be dramatic

 

Wool Brocade
Atlantis

Or subtle

Wool Viscose Ribbon Texture

Uffizi

Combining textures can be fun!! Choose a chic look with a defined texture for a jacket and a smoother texture for pants or skirt.

Reversible Matalasse
Diamond Point with flat textural bottom weight

or choose the same texture in different colorways

Wool Brocade
Olympia in Garnet and Bronze

or choose two textural fabrics to be combined for exquisite art to wear jackets.

Mohair and Texture
Coming Soon from The Manhattan Collection

 

Mohair and Texture
Coming Soon from The Manhattan Collection

 

Herringbone and Dot
Coming Soon from The Manhattan Collection

Multi-colored textures can be combined with prints for a unique go-together look.

Large yarn Texture with Print
Coming Soon from The Manhattan Collection

We search the markets for the best in textural offerings all year long…we hope you enjoy what we find.  Watch for The Manhattan Collection coming soon which features fabulous textures from a custom coat designer!

 

 

One Response to “Long Live Texture”

  1. alva george

    2013-09-03T07:19:00+00:00

    Multicolor textured fabrics are the trends of the day. People like to try something new in clothing line and it is really good and cool for them.

    vente appartement

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