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Of All Stripes

During a trip to the French Riviera, French designer Coco Chanel was inspired by workers’ ...

Polychromatic

The use of multiple colors adds interest to fashion designs. Whether in random patterns or ...

Paraiso

Before air travel was ubiquitous, tropical prints were popular as people fantasized about exotic getaways. ...

Putting On the Green

Once a dangerous dye to work with because it contained arsenic, green has become the ...

As The Sky

From denim to chambray, blue is one of the colors most often used in textiles ...

Blossoming Beauties

Floral-printed fabrics have been a fashionable item for hundreds of years. Because they show the ...

Roseate

Once considered to represent all that is quintessentially girly, pink has crossed gender boundaries and ...

Gold Offerings

Once considered a fabric befitting a princess and popular for ecclesiastical use for centuries, gold ...

Midnight Delight

In the 14th century, black was a very expensive color to produce and so it ...

Amethyst Abounds

By the 4th century B.C., the color purple was worth its weight in silver. The ...

Fleur du Jour

Ever-popular floral fabrics are used for men’s and women’s fashion as well as interior-design textiles ...

Unleash the Beast

Patterns of the world’s big cats are constants in the fashion world. Animal prints are ...

Lovely & Lacy

The embellishment of fashion designs with lace has long been common in bridal wear. Today, ...

Viridescent

From the Latin “viridis,” viridescent is a greenish hue. Years ago, to create green fabric, ...

Blues News

The oldest-known fabric dyed blue dates to 6,000 years ago and was discovered in Peru ...

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