Fashion Fabrics Spotlight

Kenzo Collection; A Fabric Frenzy

Kenzo CollectionEven though I’m not one to follow any of the shows during fashion weeks with religious fervor, I have to say that I really enjoyed looking at the Kenzo collection.  While always whimsical, the Summer 2011 collection really caught my eye.  Now, I am not saying that I find the clothes to be wearable or even remotely close to something I would don myself, but it’s the playful use of fabrics that intrigues me.  I mean, the collection covered the entire gamut when it comes to textiles; bright and neutrals, sheer and textured, embroidery, mixed and layered prints, florals and geometric designs, ethnic references, layers upon layers of cloth.  There was very little missing.  So for someone who really enjoys the textile arts, this was quite a treat.

Have you seen it?  It’s crazy.  It’s like going to a textile museum and digging through its archives; an absolute frenzy of fabric. I’m serious. Check it out!  I dare you to tell me the sense of whimsy isn’t at least a little bit charming.

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Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online community and support system for independent designers around the world. She’s a traveler, a weaver, and a foodie. A deep love for the craft of fashion pared with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION were she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!