Monday, February 27, 2017

Narrow Down Those Fashion Trends With This Detail

It’s too soon to be talking about winter fashion, given we’ve just about walked into spring and summer is just around the corner, but there is this one super-fun detail that we noticed on the London Fashion Week Autumn Winter runway that needs to be mentioned, and if possible incorporated in fashion wear early. Fashion enthusiasts, pay attention, you’re going to love this.

Ever heard of something called narrow fabric?

Well, we’ll spare you one Google search and tell you a little about it. Narrow fabric is this elastane blend fabric that is used in fashion and functional garments all the time. We’ll give you an example. Underwear waist bands. The elastic cum lace-ish waist band that runs along your favourite boy shorts or g-string (etc.) uses narrow fabric and sometimes is narrow fabric itself. Bare spandex and a hard yarn are woven together to create it.

This bare spandex cum lace-ish fabric, is narrow fabric, much like ribbons and, well, lace too, as long as the width of the fabric manufactured is between 1mm and 320mm.

Narrow fabrics may or may not be woven using bare spandex. Two hard yarns, of the same or different categories can be woven together to make narrow fabric that serves various purposes like straps for bags, laces and more.

But let’s not digress from the topic here, we saw on the Versus Versace runway, strips and strips of narrow fabric making statement neck-piece chokers and placed in a sports like fashion on several garments. Perhaps you would like to give this iconic look a try?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Denim Saree Got Us Thinking “How Will I Move In This Stiff Fabric?”

Imagine if you had to walk out of the house wearing a denim saree like Sonam Kapoor did just last week. She made the headlines with that quirky albeit bold fashion statement, but if one considers the attire from a comfort point of view, the appeal of it may drop more than just a tad. A saree in itself has a snug fit leaving very little room for freedom of movement, wearing a denim saree could might as well be a restless person’s worst nightmare.

What is the solution to this predicament?

Stretch denims to your rescue!

Stretch denims have the one thing that regular denims don’t. A key ingredient-- covered spandex yarn

Whether it is cotton or synthetic, stretch denims ustilise a blend of spandex and a hard yarn to create a fabric that maintains its structure but moves with the body as much as you would want it to. You can thank manufacturers like Indorama Industries for creating covered spandex yarn that is the core component of most of your stretch denims. It is also used in the creation of active wear, intimate wear and performance wear among other garments and accessories.

So, now imagine wearing a saree that is made with denims constructed from high quality covered spandex yarn. While they may not be considered the attributes of a lady, running, stretching or jumping a fence in a saree, in our culture, who cares? It’s a denim saree that stretches and lets you hustle it out. Feel free in a denim saree!