Sep 30, 2022

Updating and Elevating Grunge Florals

Grunge fashion burst on to the scene in the 90's along with its namesake music scene, and since then it has settled in, cozy in our closets. Flannel shirts, comfortable layers, and grunge style florals have become fashion mainstays for quite some time. As grunge style hits a new peak in popularity, we look at a few ways to update and elevate grunge florals in your next collection.

Aug 23, 2022

Designer Spotlight: Issey Miyake

The late Issey Miyake was known for his technology-driven designs and his collection ‘’Pleats Please’’ which stole so many hearts as they were a crowd favourite. We look back on his outstanding career and influence on fashion.

Aug 7, 2022

Designer Spotlight: Dame Zandra Rhodes

Dame Zandra Rhodes' contributions to the fashion and textiles industry have been eccentric and brilliant as she has provided an influential safe space to push the boundaries of eclectic fashion and print design.

Jun 17, 2022

Designer Spotlight: Anna Sui

American born designer Anna Sui is a highly accredited fashion designer worldwide.  What is so inspiring about Anna Sui is her consistent creative ability to remain true to who she wants to be and show the world.

Jun 2, 2022

Shocking Pink: Pink Through The Decades

Pink has never gone out of fashion! The colour Pink has always been a statement colour throughout the decades, associated with having a powerful, bold energy. Many different variations of Pink have trended, from soft Baby Pink to Shocking Pink

Mar 30, 2022

Swirling with Inspiration: Joshua Light Show

Swirl prints and fluid textures have been showing up all over the runway. It’s enough to make a New York music fan of a certain age long for the days of the Fillmore East and the fabulous Joshua Light show.

Sep 3, 2021

Women’s Fashion Prints Through the Ages

Follow us through 100 years of fashion prints! Fashion is constantly changing! Need a quick print? Shop Plumager®'s Library now!

Aug 4, 2021

History of Houndstooth

The Houndstooth plaid is characterised as being a duo-tone plaid, made up of four bands, two which are dark coloured, and the other two light, in both the warp and weft weave, which are woven in a standard, simple 2:2 twill weave. This creates the unique contrasting check and block shape of the Houndstooth. By experimenting with the size, scale and colours of the weave, many variations can be created. 

Jul 14, 2021

History of Ikat

Ikat is 5000 years old! Ikat has Indonesian and Malay origins, but has been shown in history from pre-Columbian Peru, India, Egypt, and Guatemala, 10th century Yemen, Japan, Uzbekistan, and a few others. Learn more on our blog!

Jun 13, 2021

History of Tie Dye

Tie dye, we all know what it is and almost every year it crops up in trends on DIY tutorials and in stores. The tie dye trend is not a trend we will see the end of quickly, as it continuous to grow and stay popular amongst most age groups as a form of expression. There can be so many ways to wear and design tie dye.

Feb 25, 2021

History of Paisley

Paisley print is a well-known favourite for detailed and intricate patterns which are displayed through fashion and interiors. Paisley print is traditionally noticeable by its unique shapes known as a  teardrop, mango, and kidney shape which are used to create the overall busy print style. Paisley can also feature many other shapes to blend into prints, mainly florals in the styles of ditsy and folksy style.

Feb 10, 2021

The History of Tartan

The plaid is arguably one of the most popular, classic patterns. It is considered a staple pattern in the world of textiles. The plaid is a pattern that is versatile and embodies a lot of character, partly because of its long line of history that it carries. To go back to the beginning, the origin of the plaid is actually, the tartan.
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