July 24, 2014

Be BOLD!Textile series!

Vlisco  has been creating unique textiles, in Holland, that have influenced the fashion landscape in West and Central Africa. These textiles were originally known as ‘Hollandais’, from the French word for ‘Dutch’.

I am totally enthralled to see such shear beauty in design and pattern.The process of dyeing is similar to batik. To produce this material a wax-resistant dyeing technique is used. A design is drawn onto the material with hot wax after which it is dipped in the dye. The dye does not penetrate the wax.

An additional benefit to the material prepared this way is that the pattern is printed on both sides of the material making it more versatile.

Isnt the fabric just stunning!I also love the styling in this series....Tell us what you think??

 Check out more of their fabrics on Vlisco.com
photo credit: Vlisco

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