The top row of photographs shows three examples of contemporary Japanese fabrics we are using for Spring.The jacket on the left is made of a weightless and frothy mix of paper and polyester from NUNO. In the center is a two-sided cotton also from NUNO. And on the right is a simple shift which we made in white linen and dyed with blue.
ASIATICA’s clothing has only come about because of our interest in high-quality and exceptional fabrics. Our sewing skills have been honed by working with so many different materials. And the availability of beautiful old and new textiles keeps us aesthetically stimulated.The four garments in the lower row are all unique –each is made of vintage Japanese fabrics. The first jacket on the left uses a bold sik ikat with no particular manipulation; the second one began with a bold striped kimono which was stitiched to a silk backing and cut up into segments which were dynamically re-arranged. The middle garment — a shirt — was made of pieces of vintage linen ikats in various geometric patterns. The jacket on the right is a neat patchwork of vintage cottons.The longer we work together, the more inventive it seems our uses of these rare and unusual fabrics becomes. So we never get bored!
We hope you will come and see us at one of our trunk shows (see the schedule) and also regularly check for photos which we will try and post more regularly than this blog!!!