Fish Skin Bikinis And Other Clothes - the Fashion Spot
 
How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Trend Spotting
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
23-07-2003
  1
fashion elite
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Marbella, Spain
Gender: homme
Posts: 2,517








All these clothes by SKINI of London are made from fish skin. It's not cheap, but very interesing; I wonder how long such a piece of clothing lasts; I bet it must be layered and compressed fish skin.

Christian Dior supposedly voiced some interest in this material.

  Reply With Quote
23-07-2003
  2
fashion icon
 
LLaura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SoCal
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,020
Yuck Now that is just gross!

__________________
This diamond has so many carats it's almost a turnip. ~Richard Burton
  Reply With Quote
23-07-2003
  3
V.I.P.
 
Spacemiu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: homme
Posts: 9,440
Interesting concept, i wonder how they do this , very cool.

__________________
Oceans of angels, oceans of stars
  Reply With Quote
23-07-2003
  4
rising star
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 192
the skin of what kind of fish? sounds horrible to me.

  Reply With Quote
23-07-2003
  5
fashion icon
 
LLaura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SoCal
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,020
Yes gross.

Leather has a distinct smell. So does silk. I can smell someone wearing a silk shirt a mile away. So fish skin must smell like fish and that does not sound good

__________________
This diamond has so many carats it's almost a turnip. ~Richard Burton
  Reply With Quote
 
23-07-2003
  6
Meg
inspired contemplation
 
Meg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: London by way of North America
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,062
I have a horrible horrible distaste of fishskin. it just really really bothers me. it is interesting but it's hard to tell (for me at least) from the pictures that it is fishskin.

  Reply With Quote
24-07-2003
  7
front row
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 300
no no no no no in the same way I say no to fur


  Reply With Quote
24-07-2003
  8
backstage pass
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 636
interesting, but pretty gross too. i wonder if it gets stinky when it gets wet? i am curious to see it in person though.

  Reply With Quote
24-07-2003
  9
rising star
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 130
Sounds interesting to me....... but probably very expensive.

  Reply With Quote
24-07-2003
  10
fashion elite
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Marbella, Spain
Gender: homme
Posts: 2,517
You're right; the bikini costs €300.

  Reply With Quote
24-07-2003
  11
etre soi-meme
 
Lena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: europe
Gender: femme
Posts: 23,964
its a kind of real leather fish skin that can vary from tiny 'foils' to aligator size scales, quite snakeskin effect.
note that its always very smooth and silky feeling.

a friend designer has been using this for some years (it comes in amazing colours) and Norwegian designers have been using this for bags, purse and cluches.
the material looks expensive, but its not really.
its been produced in North Seas, in europe by cultivated
fish, needless to say it has a very fine finish and does not smell at all, how could it with all the chemical treatment it gets.

i dont like the examples given here, i swear i've seen some mean 'motorcycle' inspired short fishskin jackets and some great great bags. Not something i could wear myself, but i wouldn't mind a bag



thanks for the topic mr rene

  Reply With Quote
24-07-2003
  12
V.I.P.
 
Spacemiu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: homme
Posts: 9,440
thx for teh info Lena, sounds cool

May be i will have to design some bags in fish skin.

__________________
Oceans of angels, oceans of stars
  Reply With Quote
24-07-2003
  13
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
 
Belowen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Australia
Gender: femme
Posts: 26,093
Like those shoes I liked that were made from fish scales

__________________
  Reply With Quote
25-07-2003
  14
etre soi-meme
 
Lena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: europe
Gender: femme
Posts: 23,964
Quote:
Originally posted by Belowen@Jul 25th, 2003 - 4:51 am
Like those shoes I liked that were made from fish scales
exactly belowen, but those shoes were the on the 'large' scales size

  Reply With Quote
25-07-2003
  15
V.I.P.
 
leyla m.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: shoe emporium
Gender: femme
Posts: 16,466
dont mind fishscale shoes but to wear it close to your skin as in a bikini??
no too sure

__________________
http://www.work-in-progress-blog.com/


weet tweet tweet @w_i_p_monaco
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
bikinis, clothes, fish, skin
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2018 All rights reserved.