Style Fabrication: Nylon vs. Silk and Cotton… Contrast Blends

Many designers are presenting the Resort Collections for 2012 this weekend so that means RTW for the summer and must haves for autumn. For many designers fabric is just as important as the pattern.

Nylon is probably the most popular fabric for swimwear and activewear. It’s a synthetic fabric so it’s strong and lightweight components make it very durable. An easy to wash moisture absorbent that dries easily makes this fabric a no brainer for most swimwear fabrication.

High fashion designer Max Azria 2012 Resort Collection were fabricated with cotton, silk, and chiffon.

BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP Resort Collection 2012 on Facebook

A preview of Max Azria Resort 2012 collection will be available on their Facebook page tomorrow at 12PM.

Style Fabrication: Stretch Sateen

Fabrication is what brings fashion designs to life. It is the process of constructing from fabric.

Meagan Good in Stretch Sateen Jeggings

 Meagan Good in Stretch Sateen Jeggings (Reverse)

Stretch Sateen commonly used for making leggings or jeggings is made from cotton. The addition of spandex in the fabrication changes the typical look of cotton to a semi gloss. Cotton usually creates a woven material but leggings or jeggings need some elasticity and spandex makes the perfect solution. The combination of cotton and spandex is termed stretch sateen which can be used in shirts, dresses, skirts, and pants. A nice silhouette can be created by using stretch sateen as shown in the above photos of Meagan Good!