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23-07-2008
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lightweight cotton, washable silk, and really worn-in sweatshirt material.
i love the jersey knits too (the sweatshirt material you mention)
when they are so worn that they become very soft and stretchy

i also like artificial linings
and a silk-cotton i found at school.. it's the thinnest fabric i've ever seen

i also the indigo-dyed fabrics made the Miao peoples in China

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Ikat
Organic Cotton
Raw Silk
Vinyl
Chambray
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23-03-2009
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^ I like chambray too, but it seems like it's not being used lately ...

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I wish chambray was more popular, it has the same neutral, casual effect as denim, but it feels softer against the skin. I've been thinking about fabrics and fabric techniques that have fallen out of favor, like hemp, velvet, and brocade. Hemp has never even been utilized to its full potential. About chambray:

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Like its tougher cousin denim, chambray is also named after a French town. Chambray used to have a bit of a bad reputation as it was mostly used to make puffy denim shirts, sometimes with appliquéd roses and shoulder pads and to be worn with jeans for the god-awful "denim dream" look.
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So those god-awful shoulder pads can make a comeback, but chambray is still out of the picture?!

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At the moment I'm obsessed with:

silk tweed
washed organdy, charmeuse and gazar
neoprene
lacquered wool crepe
And Lanvin used this incredible linen/silk blend satin for the Resort collection that's gorgeous in person. It's got the softness of silk with the slight texture and sort of bouncy movement of linen.

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^ The satin sounds quite interesting ... I'll have to take a look next time I'm in Barney's. (My recession style is to go there infrequently ) I quite like silk/linen in general because it removes a lot of the high maintenance of linen and has a lovely feel ... it may also be more breathable than silk, I'm not sure.

I'm not familiar with the lacquered wool crepe you mention, but it sounds interesting ... love wool crepe, it's great in a warm climate, very versatile.

I had a chambray skirt in the late 80s/early 90s that I just loved. I agree it's time for a comeback ... paging Marc Jacobs

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Right now I'm totally in love with really fine and delicate laminated lace and super luxe Dormeuil wool.

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Cashmere, Alpaca, Tweed and fur!!! I just cant get past the luxuary of these materials... hate when it's summer and I cant wrap up in them... just love their luxurious qualities!

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oh alpaca.. that's the first time i hear that here..

now i'm curious ^^

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Right now I'm totally in love with really fine and delicate laminated lace and super luxe Dormeuil wool.
what's this laminated lace ?? it has a plastic film over it?

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Alpaca is fabulous to touch ~ I'm loving python at the moment too

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pina cloth, breezy for summer
steel/cotton jersey is nice too.

waterproof cotton extremely stiff is one of my all time favorites.


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^ That looks lovely, runner What's the fiber?

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Black satin
Black velvet
cashmere
white fluid silk

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Right now I like silk, silk/cotton blend, lightweight cotton and lace.

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fashionista-ta, the fiber is separated from the veins of a pineapple leaf.
it seems that it's traditional stuff from one of philippine islands.

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