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Properties of silk - - All the information on silk. Bingata. Bingata (Okinawan: 紅型, literally "red style") is an Okinawan traditional resist dyed cloth, made using stencils and other methods.


It is generally brightly colored and features various patterns, usually depicting natural subjects such as fish, water, and flowers. Bingata is worn during traditional Ryūkyū arts performances and historical reenactments. Bingata dates from the Ryūkyū Kingdom period (c. 14th century), when the island of Okinawa experienced an influx of foreign goods and manufacturing techniques. It is believed to have developed as a synthesis of Indian, Chinese, and Javanese dying processes. History[edit] In 1609, Japan invaded the Ryukyu Kingdom, and trade with foreign countries was prohibited. Isabel Marant - Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear - PFW. Isabel Marant - Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear - PFW. Show. Show. ADEAM - Pre - Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear - NYFW. Asian Designers Bring Diverse Perspectives, Visions to New York Fashion Week.

From messages of cultural harmony to edgy inspirations sparked by body art, Asian designers brought a diverse range of perspective and vision at this month's New York Fashion Week.

Asian Designers Bring Diverse Perspectives, Visions to New York Fashion Week

A handful of designers shared their personal take on their fall/winter ready-to-wear collections with NBC Asian America, and offered an inside look to the story behind their inspirations this season. Follow NBC Asian America on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Yuna Yang Yuna Yang has dedicated her fall/winter 2016 collection to her personal dream of "No Borders" between religions, races, and all divisions. Featuring hard and soft fabrics juxtaposed together to represent her theme, many of the pieces deconstruct military uniforms mixed with softer lines to, according to the designer, "bring out the graceful individual from the militaristic collective. " "I grew up in South Korea, a country that still remains divided from the Cold War. A Lesson in Style - The Evolution of the Kaftan – Designer Beach Kaftans. Worn for thousands of years, by men and women, the kaftan is a simple garment, often cut from a single piece of cloth.

A Lesson in Style - The Evolution of the Kaftan – Designer Beach Kaftans

Originating from the middle east, the kaftan was typically hip or ankle length, whilst contemporary designs have introduced a knee-length version, that is popular as a versatile beach cover up. The comfortable, loose styling of a kaftan offers a unique combination of both modesty and allure. They are glamorous and relaxed, exotic yet minimal and look fabulous no matter what age or body shape you are. Watch the Louis Vuitton show live at 4pm GMT. Alexandre Herchcovitch Store - Tokyo. Alexandre Herchcovitch has come a long way since his humble beginnings of making his mother's party clothes.

Alexandre Herchcovitch Store - Tokyo

Having launched his first collection in 1994, things have only gotten bigger for the Brazilian-born designer. Trained at the Catholic institution Santa Marcelina College of Arts in Sao Paulo, his designs have been sent down the runways of New York, Paris and London. Best known for avant-garde designs and eclectic prints, his trademark skulls became an icon of Brazilian youth in the nineties. Why it’s time fashion ditched its ‘tribal’ inspirations. On Tuesday, Valentino caused controversy with a show inspired by “wild, tribal Africa” that featured a cast of largely white models wearing bone necklaces and cornrow hairstyles, hitting the runway to the sound of bongos.

Why it’s time fashion ditched its ‘tribal’ inspirations

“Please tell me that there are African Americans modeling in Valentino’s African line,” wrote one Twitter user, pointing out the questionable decision of choosing a line up of fair-skinned girls for a collection supposed to embody “modern day African grace” (only 8 of the show’s almost 90 looks were given to models of colour). With cultural appropriation being one of this year’s biggest talking points – thanks to the likes of Amandla Stenberg, the Dazed cover star and Hunger Games actress who went viral with a video entitled Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows, it seemed a risky move, even if done out of cluelessness rather than malice. Of course, Valentino are far from the first fashion house to get inspired by Africa. Creatures of the Wind SS15. Initial reaction: A road trip across the USA culminates in a luxurious wedding in Palm Springs: lush beading on cotton with messy post-car hair and airy silhouettes.

Creatures of the Wind SS15

Atmospheric inspiration: Creative directors Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters were inspired by the Fata Morgana: an illusion of the horizon that appears in the desert and the arctic. Silk front panel shirt. Samantha Oversized Shirt. Allsaints. The rise of the high-end street: Zara, Whistles and Cos pioneer a new age for our high-street. Like Countryfile and a £1.30 sandwich from dear old M&S (you know the one), the lure of the great British high street is its delicious familiarity.

The rise of the high-end street: Zara, Whistles and Cos pioneer a new age for our high-street

As shoppers with depleted bank balances dancing in our eyes, we head to our favourite multi-faceted fashion mecca to buy the clothes we love at the prices we expect. Fashion & Designer Clothing. £85.00 £95.00 £95.00 £130.00 £110.00 £95.00 £120.00 £120.00 £130.00 £110.00 £95.00.

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Jane Shepherdson. Chief Executive at Whistles, Jane Shepherdson is the figurehead of our brand.

Jane Shepherdson

Originally from Bristol, she studied in London and worked as Brand Director at Topshop. Whistles conquers the 'middle market' of British womenswear. While Marks & Spencer announced a 6.8% drop of general sales last month, another corner of the British high street has been quietly flourishing.

Whistles conquers the 'middle market' of British womenswear

Whistles, the clothing brand set up by Lucille Lewin in the 1980s, announced this week that it had bought back the majority of its shares from the Icelandic government, a move which has underlined its growing strength. Whistles, which has been independent since parting ways with the retail group Mosaic in 2008, has gone from strength to strength despite a tough economic climate. Sales were up 13% in 2011 and there was "consistent double digit like for like sales growth," this year, according to a company statement. Whistles is also the bestselling premium high street brand on Asos, the online retailer. It had been part-owned by the Icelandic government since the banking crises of 2008, when shares owned by the collapsed bank Glitnir were transferred to its ownership. Women's clothing, men's clothing, contemporary fashion.

2014-15 YCN Student Awards. Design a concept and campaign for the first ever Whistles scent Background Whistles is a leading British contemporary fashion brand that encapsulates an intelligent sense of design with timeless and luxurious pieces. Our collections are modern and laid back with an attention to detail and quality.