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    Embroidery

    Juni 1st, 2015

    Embroidery is a type of embellishment used on garments, textiles and other fashion items. It is created by sewing decorative threads into the textile to create a pattern or decorative surface. Other embellishments can be worked into the embroidery such as pearls, sequins or beads. Embroidery was first found on textiles dated back to the 5th century BC in China and has always been an expensive form of embellishment, as it is often done by hand and can be very time-consuming
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    The Top 5 Fashion Pattern

    Mai 14th, 2015

    Today, we’d like to provide you with 5 different pattern common used in fashion’s design.

    In case you are missing one of your favorites or would love to dive deeper into the realm of fashion pattern a bit deeper, check out FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary. Our very own iPhone Fashion App lists all notable pattern’s in great detail.

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    1_Animal Print

    Animal print in fashion imitates the pattern that is found on the skin or fur of an animal for either camouflage, communication or to scare away predators. Animal prints are an alternative to real fur or faux fur and can be used on almost any kind of garment. They have been popular for a long time since they look expensive and exotic and hence are a symbol for wealth and status. Animal prints also became very popular in the US in women’s fashion of the 1960s bohemian movement. The most common animal prints are zebra, tiger, leopard, cheetah, hyena and giraffe. They are mostly used on handbags and footwear but can be used on any kind of garment as well.

    2_Polka Dot Pattern

    A Polka dot pattern is a pattern that has only circles on the garment. These circles have always the same size and are placed closely together so that it becomes a pattern. This certain pattern is most commonly seen on children’s fashion but now can also be found in women’s and men’s fashion. Polka dots are considered playful and therefore are often found on bathing suits, underwear and lingerie but can also be found on dresses, blouses, shirts, socks and men’s ties. They became popular in the 19th century in the UK.

    3_Striped Pattern

    A striped pattern is a pattern that consists of usually parallel stripes that can be different colors and sizes. Striped patterns are used on nearly every kind of garment for decoration and can make the wearer appear slimmer or broader depending on whether the stripes are horizontal or vertical.

    4_Trompe l’Oeil

    Trompe l’oeil is a French word and means ‘fool the eye’. It is a certain technique that is used to apply to embroidery and clothes which creates an illusion for the eye.

    5_Paisley Print

    Paisley is a pattern that is formed like a teardrop or leaf with a curved point and is also known as ‘Persian pickles’. The name ‘paisley’ comes from a Scottish city that used to be important in the textile industry and was one of the first to produce fashion with a paisley pattern in Europe. Paisley originates in a floral pattern from Persia that was also popular in India and was imported to England by soldiers in the 18th century. Here Queen Victoria was a fan of the pattern and set a trend in Europe. Paisley was very popular in the 18th and 19th century and had a revival during the hippie-years. Lately it also has been featured in the collections of high-end brands such as Burberry, Gucci and Etro. Paisley is especially used for ties, scarves, pillows and upholstery.

    Related Articles:
    1_Latest Fashion News: FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary
    2_Pattern in speakfashion’s fashion dictionary
    3_Fashion Backstage: Interview w/German pattern maker Werkstatt


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    Plaid Pattern

    März 30th, 2015

    Plaid pattern is a woven pattern constructed of different colored lines crossing in a right angle. It is the American and Canadian English word for tartan. It is often associated with Scottish kilts, as the kilts worn for centuries by the Scottish have always been made of tartan or tartan-like fabrics. Today, tartan aka plaid pattern is worn as flannel shirts, pants and kilts especially in punk fashion and has become the trademark of some brands such as Barbour or Burberry.
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    Broderie Anglaise

    September 5th, 2014

    Broderie anglaise is a kind of needle lace that was especially popular in England in the 19th century but is used in fashion till today.  The technique used to create broderie anglaise or English lace is basically the same used to make a buttonhole. These buttonholes are cut and sewn all over the fabric in oval and round shapes to create patterns. Broderie anglaise used to be very popular for undergarments and the trim for dresses. Today it is still used but on a much smaller scale.
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    Paisley

    November 21st, 2013

    Paisley is a pattern that is formed like a teardrop or leaf with a curved point and is also known as ‘Persian pickles’. The name ‘paisley’ comes from a Scottish city that used to be important in the textile industry and was one of the first to produce fashion with a paisley pattern in Europe. Paisley originates in a floral pattern from Persia that was also popular in India and was imported to England by soldiers in the 18th century. Here Queen Victoria was a fan of the pattern and set a trend in Europe. Paisley was very popular in the 18th and 19th century and had a revival during the hippie-years. Lately it also has been featured in the collections of high-end brands such as Burberry, Gucci and Etro. Paisley is especially used for ties, scarves, pillows and upholstery.
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    Argyle Pattern

    September 27th, 2013

    The argyle pattern is a pattern consisting of diamond shaped rectangles on a background of different color. Often a second pattern is designed on top of the diamonds. This second pattern in most cases consists of diagonally crossing lines in a contrasting color. This overlap of designs is supposed to give the pattern depth and 3-dimentionality.The argyle pattern originates in the tartan pattern that has been used on Scottish kilts and socks since the 17th century. Today, argyle patterns are popular on sweaters and socks.
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    Animal Print

    Juni 21st, 2013

    Animal print in fashion imitates the pattern that is found on the skin or fur of an animal for either camouflage, communication or to scare away predators. Animal prints are an alternative to real fur or faux fur and can be used on almost any kind of garment. They have been popular for a long time since they look expensive and exotic and hence are a symbol for wealth and status. Animal prints also became very popular in the US in women’s fashion of the 1960s bohemian movement. The most common animal prints are zebra, tiger, leopard, cheetah, hyena and giraffe. They are mostly used on handbags and footwear but can be used on any kind of garment as well.
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    Polka Dot Pattern

    Juni 21st, 2013

    A Polka dot pattern is a pattern that has only circles on the garment. These circles have always the same size and are placed closely together so that it becomes a pattern. This certain pattern is most commonly seen on children’s fashion but now can also be found in women’s and men’s fashion. Polka dots are considered playful and therefore are often found on bathing suits, underwear and lingerie but can also be found on dresses, blouses, shirts, socks and men’s ties. They became popular in the 19th century in the UK.
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    Striped Patten

    Juni 21st, 2013

    A striped pattern is a pattern that consists of usually parallel stripes that can be different colors and sizes. Striped patterns are used on nearly every kind of garment for decoration and can make the wearer appear slimmer or broader depending on whether the stripes are horizontal or vertical.
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    Pattern

    Juni 21st, 2013

    A pattern is a decorative design that repeats itself in a predictable manner and is made with templates.
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