Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Texture blocking dresses

How do we feel about the texture blocking trend this season?  It's a good use of little pieces of expensive fabrics left over from larger projects.  Is the economy inspiring these styles?  After all yields are high on smaller pieces, or are these designers just pushing the envelope?



Fabric blocking fall 2012

5 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love that Erdem dress and think it's the kewlest thing ever and I'm sure that I would look terrible in it...but I still love it! *LOL* And textured dressing is great...it's new and fresh and like you said it does allow you to use smaller pieces of fabric together.

ELMO said...

That one is pretty interesting (look for it on net-a-porter), the top is actually a lace over a chiffon lining. I don't think you'd look terrible in it, and we know you've got the good stuff stashed away somewhere just waiting for this dress. LOL

Shannon said...

Ooo, I really like this texture blocking - now, this is definitely a trend I can get behind. I will certainly be incorporating this into my fall wardrobe!

Janine said...

I really like it. I have a small piece of lace that I would like to use in this way.

ELMO said...

Hi Janine, I have a lot of scraps as well, and there are other styles that don't require as much variation of fabrics. If I can find the ones that incorporate more lace, I'll post them.