Posts Tagged ‘Shibori’

Indigo Blues

June 9, 2014

Lately I am obsessing over indigo. Yeah, I guess since I named my blog Indigo Jones, it’s on my mind a lot.

I loving the rich hues of indigo blues. The shades, the tones and way the color bleeds so beautifully, creating interesting effects.  The slightly bohemian style of deep blue embroidery on crisp white cottons. The way that indigo wears and fades, becoming a whole new shade in the process.

While it seems to be a fashion trend right now, it’s something that never goes out of style.

Here are just a few of my favorite indigo photos that are inspiring me this week:



Ethnic embroideries


Light as air paisley


Faded prints and tribal jewelry:


Indigo and crisp white:


Indigo stripes on twill tape:


Tie dye and tropical surfer motifs, circa 1988 and looking very 2014.


Sheer indigo wraps, blowing in the sea breeze.

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.


Tory Burch showed a more ethnic take on the technique.


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


Just Cavalli mixed traditional Shibori with contemporary patching.



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

Turning Japanese

October 16, 2012

Japanese influences were prevalent on the runways for next spring, with kimono shapes, and origami treatments leading the way.

Haider Ackermann worked modern versions of Shibori patterns into his signature fluid looks, using traditional kimono details for soft layers.

Dries Van Noten infused Japanese florals with sheer plaids for a grungy take on Japanese chic.

Prada took a spare yet youthful approach to her Harajuku girl, with whimsical blossoms and origami folds on her structured pieces in duchess satin.

Narcisso Rodriguez went streamlined and modern, with traditional textiles offering a nod to Asian culture.

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