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So for my third collection I started experimenting with an old Nigerian dying technique. It has been a process that has required a lot of patience. This was one of the very first samples.
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Is that a form of batik?
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Originally Posted by hendrix 
actually I don't care if there's minimal contrast, I kinda want something that I can just leave to sit in the jacket and not have to worry about it clashing with anything else. So that's a great suggestion, cheers.

Edit: Just saw this.
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Cashmere square.

Nicely done. That tie is a gem.
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Is that a form of batik?


Even rarer. It is called adire.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adire_(textile_art)

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^I like that last one.
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Even rarer. It is called adire.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adire_(textile_art)
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Now that I see the traditional usage, I realize I have seen this before. I always thought it was a batik resist-dying process. Interesting that it's produced using starch and indigo, rather than wax. I think its usage for PS has great potential.

This one is very intricate:

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Now that I see the traditional usage, I realize I have seen this before. I always thought it was a batik resist-dying process. Interesting that it's produced using starch and indigo, rather than wax. I think its usage for PS has great potential.

This one is very intricate:

 

That is actually a good one. There are 2 ways of dying it (wax or cassava). I prefer the cassava due to its imperfections

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I really like that as well.
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For now I am using cotton so that I can get a grip of the process itself. I will later on introduce other fabrics that most of the artisans are not familiar with. So that is going to be a challenge. Can't wait to see how they look on cashmere, silks and wool blends

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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

Now that I see the traditional usage, I realize I have seen this before. I always thought it was a batik resist-dying process. Interesting that it's produced using starch and indigo, rather than wax. I think its usage for PS has great potential.

This one is very intricate:


Sell them on here smile.gif
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Some more early samples

 

 

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Thread Starter 
I find that look very appealing. It would be ideal for spring/summer casual dress or a party. I can see it with a linen or cotton jacket. Keep us informed!
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Popping over from SW&D. Can I get a suggestion as to what would be a good choice for this jacket and fit?
I feel like white linen is not quite perfect here. I'm thinking some type of paisley as the fit needs some pattern, but i'm not entirely sure what colour.
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Hendrix, I think the pocket square you show is a bit too traditional/classic for that jacket and your overall look. I would suggest looking for something a bit more contemporary and expressive. When I saw the closeup of the jacket it made me think of more Paul Smith attitude- a pocket square with a multi-color map pattern, naked ladies, multi-colored stripes, frayed edges, huge pink and white dots, that sort of thing.

The pocket square you selected is very attractive, but save it for when you are ready to pair it with a MC style jacket.
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Edited by TRINI - 2/15/13 at 11:04am
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