Product Introspection: Textile SS18

18.04.24

Dissertations

Textile: SILK BANDANA (NATURAL DYE)
Composition: SILK 100%
Color: BLACK, INDIGO, COCHINEAL
Product:
"visvim"
0118103003001 SILK BANDANA (N.D.), 0118105011023 JUMBO SHIRT L/S (SILK BANDANA N.D.), 0118105013002 P.F.D. DOWN VEST (SILK BANDANA N.D.)
"WMV"
0318105013006 SANJURO COAT (SILK BANDANA N.D.) W, 0318105017006 ILIAD DRESS (SILK BANDANA N.D.)

An original bandana pattern was applied to the luxurious 100% silk fabric using a discharge printing method after dyeing with natural dyes. Silk fibers are extremely fine and have a soft hand feel, making it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Hiroki Nakamura created this bandana pattern from a hand-sketched design of his.
DYES USED - BLACK: Logwood, RED: Cochineal, INDIGO: Indigo / Mud & Indigo / Persimmon Tannin

jacket: 0318105013009 TROUPE JKT (VNTG TWEED) W, dress: 0318105017006 ILIAD DRESS (SILK BANDANA N.D.), footwear: 0318102002003 ANNIE SANDAL-FOLK (VEG LAMB)

Textile: NATURAL DYE CHIMAYO
Composition: WOOL 100%
Color: ONE COLOR
Product:
"visvim"
0118101001001 GETA (N.D. CHIMAYO), 0118103003004 NATIVE BLANKET (N.D. CHIMAYO), 0118103003031 PLAIN BELT 45MM (N.D. CHIMAYO), 0118103003053 PETITE TOTE (N.D. CHIMAYO), 0118103003054 MUSETTE (N.D. CHIMAYO), 0118105013007 SANJURO COAT (N.D. CHIMAYO)
"WMV"
0318101001001 GETA (N.D. CHIMAYO) W

Wool yarn dyed with vegetable dye has been woven with a Chimayo pattern to produce this fabric. Chimayo is a small town with a thriving weaving culture located about 40km northeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the American pioneer era, the Native American patterns from this region that were passed down from generation to generation merged with designs inherited by Spanish settlers to create the various original patterns known today as Chimayo patterns.Even today, Chimayo textiles are considered traditional craftworks representative of the region.
DYES USED - Indigo, Cochineal, Cape Jasmine, Logwood, Sappanwood, Pomegranate, etc.

shirt: 0118105011026 ELLAS SHIRT S/S E.W., cut&saw: 0118105010004 D.SCOOP CREW L/S WIDE (LUXSIC), cap: 0118103003021 EXCELSIOR CAP (CHINO), tote: 0118103003053 PETITE TOTE (N.D. CHIMAYO)

Textile: FISHY
Composition: SILK 58%, COTTON 42%
Color: BLACK, IVORY, LT.GREEN
Product:
"visvim"
0118105011010 FREE EDGE SHIRT S/S FISHY
"WMV"
0318105017005 DINNER DRESS FISHYS

Using the "shigoki" process to dye the whole cloth with a base color, this fabric features original fish motifs that are textile printed using dye. "Shigokizome" refers to a method that consists of applying a soft paste mixed with dye to the fabric using a spatula called the "shigokibera." Only the surface of the fabric is dyed, while the reverse side remains white.

This process can be utilized to apply dyes on both sides of the fabric using different colors and patterns. This dyeing technique is commonly used when dyeing the base colors of Edo Komon or Yuzen patterns. The fish design prints were produced based on designs hand-sketched by Nakamura.

coat: 0318105013003 KIMONO MIL COAT, dress: 0318105017005 DINNER DRESS FISHYS, footwear: 0318102002002 PRIMA LACE UP-FOLK W

Textile: FOLIAGE
Composition: RAYON 100%
Color: BLACK, WHITE, NAVY
Product:
"visvim"
0118103003003 FUROSHIKI FOLIAGE, 0118105011028 DUKE SHIRT S/S FOLIAGE, 0118105011029 SHAHEEN T-SHIRT S/S FOLIAGE

After base dyeing a rayon fabric with high density and firm texture, original arabesque patterns were printed on them to make this fabric. This particular arabesque pattern features an intertwining vine motif, commonly seen in a variety of cultures throughout the world, regardless of the country or religion.

In Japan, the pattern is considered a sign of prosperity and good fortune due to the strong vitality of plants, and is commonly found being used in everyday items. The arabesque pattern prints were produced based on designs hand-sketched by Nakamura.

shirt: 0118105011028 DUKE SHIRT S/S FOLIAGE, cut&saw: 0118105010004 D.SCOOP CREW L/S WIDE (LUXSIC), pants: 0118105005040 SS HAKAMA PANTS UNWASHED RED EDGE, coat: 0118105013004 YUKATA COAT EUCLID, footwear: UNRELEASED SAMPLE

Textile: SPANNER
Composition: LINEN 39%, SILK 32%, COTTON 29%
Color: WHITE, BLUE, MUSTARD
Product:
"visvim"
0118103003002 FUROSHIKI SPANNER, 0118103003052 PETITE TOTE SPANNER, 0118105011009 FREE EDGE SHIRT S/S SPANNER

This fabric features an original spanner design achieved by using a hand-carved "shibugami" (persimmon tanned washi paper) block, and applying the color by hand rubbing; a traditional stencil dyeing technique known as "katazurizome". (> Product Introspection: Katazurizome) The spanner prints were produced based on designs hand-sketched by Nakamura.

coat: 0118105013013 GREASE MONKEY COAT US (N.D.), shirt: 0118105011009 FREE EDGE SHIRT S/S SPANNER, pants: 0118105008007 HAKAMA CHINO PANTS, hat: 0118103003028 LLOYD BOATER HAT, footwear: 0118101001003 SKAGWAY LO DOGI

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