Linings For Designer Items

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  1. asta

    asta New Member

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    in general, what type of lining do you most see high end designers using for pants, shorts and skirts in summer items? what works the best and is the most comfortable, yet luxurious?


    what sort of lining are you most drawn to?

    i have found that often when satin is used for a lining, it can be suffocating... but i have a hard time imagining what other options are out there.
     
  2. brian

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    I kind of like unlined... :unsure:
     
  3. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    hmm...well i have some lightweight cotton skirts which basically just have a second and sometime's a third layer of the same fabric to keep them from being see through...all my summer pant are unlined...however...
     
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    Unlined... and sometimes satin (or a satiney material) :flower:
     
  5. Orochian

    Orochian New Member

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    A material called cupro is very commonly used in the lining of upscale suits.

    And I noticed Helmut Lang has a knack for lining casual winter-weight jackets with felted cotton...which feels wonderfully soft and comfy against the skin.
     
  6. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    what's that...in english...?!...
     
  7. Orochian

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    I don't know softgrey, apparently cupro is the English term.

    I'm sure a Google search would bring up more information than you can ever handle... :p
     
  8. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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  9. Lena

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    i like fine viscose linings, but only when absolutely nessesary, lining when used needs to be the best quality (go for the most expensive ;) )

    clever alternatives are very refreshing (print linings, linings with 'decoration etc) and can add value and 'surprise' element

    *cupro is a kind of synthetic fabric, also used in clothing -i think it was very popular maybe a decade ago. it has a soft touch /feeling, not sure i've ever seen/used cupro lining :ninja:
     
  10. runner

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    Maurizio (C diem) always uses fine Cotton Poplin.

    We could see cupro lining in some of Kawakubo collection.
     
  11. asta

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    wow! thanks everyone!

    i like my clothes unlined as well... but i want to use raw silk and organza for dresses and skirts, so if you were wearing raw silk against the skin, wouldn't that feel harsh?

    i was thinking about using a satin lining... but i am unsure about this. i also heard that a tricot liking can be good under silk... any opinions? :flower:
     
  12. brian

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    raw silk sometimes does feel harsh, actually... especially those like dupioni since they have a rough surface to begin with, but i think it just depends on what your personal preference is. i like using silk-satin for lining dresses and skirts, even suit jackets :)
     
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    I have a skirt made out of cupro. It's got a lot of drapery going on and I think that fabric works wonderfully for it.

    Also my favourite is when lining has some decoration on it.
    Like Lena said, that element of surprise adds a lot to a piece of clothing.
     
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    Thanks for that great link softgrey! :flower:
     
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    I love lined pants in the winter, but somehow almost all designers think that it's OK to freeze your butt off in wool dressy pants. The only pair of lined pants I have is from a japanese designer (forget his name) - lining makes a world of difference (i think the lining is viscose, but I'm not sure - it feels silky, very pleasant).
     
  17. Lena

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    cool little link runner :flower:

    so the quality i'm suggesting is viscose accetate
     
  18. strawberry daiquiri

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    I'm drawn to pink :ninja:
     
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  20. asta

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    thanks to everyone!

    i found that link earlier... but i honestly wanted a consumers point of view... so i really appreciate everyone's view point on the matter.

    personally, i love a unique lining. something that pops out and is like a little surprise.
     

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