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The Japanese Art of Shibori

January 7, 2013

The Japanese art of Shibori is a method of dyeing, in which the cloth is bound, stitched, twisted or folded to create patterns.

Modern interpretations of this process were seen on the runways, often in rich indigo hues.

Diane Von Furstenburg’s mixed media version of modern Shibori.


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Tory Burch showed a more ethnic take on the technique.

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Surface to Air kept it pure, with indigo motifs on a clean, white ground.

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Just Cavalli mixed traditional Shibori with contemporary patching.

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Band of Outsiders featured dip dyed techniques as well as fabric manipulated dyeing to achieve rich pattern work.

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December 4, 2012

Denim gets the patchwork treatment for Spring, and the look is clean and fresh. Using varying shades of indigo, designers have created new patterns for sportswear inspired looks.

Phillip Lim mixed black with indigo hues and paired it with printed pants:

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French company Surface to Air collaged shades of blue for a modern take on jeanswear:

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Parisian designer Atsuro Tayama fashioned dresses out of light weight denim with a artful collaged effect:

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