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
Combining textures can be fun!! Choose a chic look with a defined texture for a jacket and a smoother texture for pants or skirt.
or choose the same texture in different colorways
or choose two textural fabrics to be combined for exquisite art to wear jackets.
Multi-colored textures can be combined with prints for a unique go-together look.
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!