Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Black Silk Crepe Needed

I am working on a project (pants) that requires black silk crepe or other silk or silk blend fabric with similar hand (must be very drapey but not sheer).
100% cupro will also work.
If anyone knows of a place that has this type of fabric, pls let me know!
Thanks,
Adriana

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Copying Ivan Grundahl

Some time ago I posted an outfit with an Ivan Grundahl top. See here: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__g8LzjkIdDk/S2t0ITAwBfI/AAAAAAAADVE/77SV6srDYOg/s1600-h/IMG_2202.JPG

Ivan Grundahl is a Danish designer with a rather conceptual point of view. You can check his recent work here: http://www.ivangrundahl.dk/index.php.

A local store had a few pieses by him last season. Although his stuff is expensive, most of the items in that store sold before getting down to my comfort price point; but I did manage to get the top for a tenth of the price.

This is the type of design you can never copy without having the original on hand. Recently I copied the pattern, made few (not significant) changes (lengthened it, neckline is a bit different), and replicated it in lightweigh wool jersey that ( I think) I bought from EOS awhile ago. The last picture shows the shape of the top.



BTW, I ordered the shoes from yoox.com for my birthday next month ( as present from DH), and although they are obviously very high, I really like the intricasy, the detail, everything. They just arrived and I still have not decided whether to keep them (because of the height), but wanted to have a picture with them!