In the world of fabrics

Valentino FW 13-14

Valentino FW 2013-2014

Recently I had an experience which kind of shocked me. I was shopping some clothing for one of my clients when I heard a conversation between two girls regarding a blouse. One said to another “Look how cheap is this blouse from silk” but it was so obvious, that blouse was from the cheapest polyester. My question is now ” If you don’t know how silk feels, what is so hard to read the label???”
I believe that every time we buy any type of garment, we should pay more attention at the fabrics (how it feels when touched), texture (the weave or knit) and its finish. It is smooth or shiny? Rough, starched or rubberized? You also have to consider its composition, which refers to the raw materials the fabric is made of.
The earliest instances of fabrics as cotton, silk and linen being to appear around 5,000 BC in India, Egypt and China. The ancient methods of manufacturing textiles, namely plain weave, satin weave and twill, have changed very little over the centuries. Modern manufacturing speed and capacity, however, have increased the rate of production to levels unthinkable even 200 years ago.
However, the oldest natural textile fiber is considered FLAX also named linen in our days. It’s a strong and lustrous fiber of the flax plant which makes for a cool, absorbent and lightweight fabric. The best for hot summer days…
Ludmila Corlateanu: MADE FOR SUPERGIRLS SS 2013 Capsule Collection

Ludmila Corlateanu: MADE FOR SUPERGIRLS SS 2013 Capsule Collection

Ludmila Corlateanu: MADE FOR SUPERGIRLS SS 2013 Capsule Collection

Ludmila Corlateanu: MADE FOR SUPERGIRLS SS 2013 Capsule Collection

Another very old fabric is SILK which believed was discovered by a Chinese princess. Secrets of cultivation and fabric manufacturing were closely guarded by the Chinese for about 3,000 years. Silk is a lustrous, tough elastic fiber produced by silk-worms, a beautiful and natural fabric.

Silk chiffon is the most prized, since it has a rich shimmer . Silk chiffon is also remarkably strong for its weight. Because silk chiffon is made from a natural fiber, it tends to be pricier than synthetics. This very fluid textile is generally used in flowing bridal gowns, prom dresses and mother of the bride gowns , since it drapes well and can add a flowing look to these types of special occasion dresses.

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Ludmila Corlateanu: MADE FOR SUPERGIRLS AW 2013-2014

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Ludmila Corlateanu: MADE FOR SUPERGIRLS Bridal Gown

Ludmila Corlateanu: MADE FOR SUPERGIRLS AW 2013-2014

Ludmila Corlateanu: MADE FOR SUPERGIRLS AW 2013-2014

VELVET is a soft pile fabric that has been manufactured for almost 4,000 years in one form or another. Velvet has for a long time reasoned a high end fabric because it requires more thread to manufacture than other fabrics, as well as many different steps.

Velvet can be made from any type of thread, although traditionally, velvet was made with silk thread, fashioning it even more pricey . It tends to be associated with luxury and sophistication, because (traditionally) it was a very rare and expensive material used only by the rich for fine décor.

Felder Felder AW 2013-2014

Felder Felder AW 2013-2014

Diane von Furstenberg FW 2013-2014

Diane von Furstenberg FW 2013-2014

Velvet Louis Vuitton FW 13-14

Louis Vuitton FW 2013-2014

LACE has long been a treasured decorative element for fashion, especially bridal fashion Cherished for its delicate workmanship and airy patterns, lace has been worn as an adornment since the 15th Century. Today, lace is one of most important trend, used by almost every brand.

Valentino FW 2013-2014

Valentino FW 2013-2014

Ludmila Corlateanu: MADE FOR SUPERGIRLS AW 2013-2014

Ludmila Corlateanu: MADE FOR SUPERGIRLS AW 2013-2014

My favorite fabric is lace because its finesse and beauty. I could wear it all day long…

About another types of fabrics, more to follow…

Kiss&Hugs,

Cristina

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