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Weaves 101

Dedar Milano uses a great many weaves to produce their luxurious textiles. Occasionally I’ll post some off the more interesting ones. This post deals with a Lampas Brocade
Lampas is a type of luxury fabric with a background weft (a “ground weave”) typically in taffeta with supplementary wefts (the “pattern wefts”) laid on top and forming a design, sometimes also with a “brocading weft”. Lampas is typically woven in silk, and often has gold and silver thread enrichment. Lampas weaves were developed around 1000 CE. Beginning late in the 17th century western lampas production began centered in Lyon, France, where an industry of providing for French and other European courts became centered.

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*definition courtesy of Wikipedia

Monday, May 1st

Very thoughtful article on the Met Gala. Worth a read

For most people, the first Monday in May means it is one day closer to summer. But, for the fashion community it means something far more important will happen. The first Monday in May is the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala to raise funds for the Costume Institute and unveil the spring exhibition. Otherwise known as the biggest night of the year for fashion. This year it will take a look at the genius designer/artist, Rei Kawakubo, designer for Japanese avant garde label Comme des Garçons. This is the second exhibit ever for a living designer, Yves Saint Laurent in 1983.

rei kawakubo https://hypebeast.com/2016/10/met-gala-2017-rei-kawakubo

Each year the exhibition allows designers to push their creativity and create looks for their guests to wear to the event. Past years exhibitions; Punk: Chaos to Couture, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, China: Through the Looking Glass and last year Manus x Machina: Fashion in the age of Technology. 

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