Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Orange soutache



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40s Black Green Soutache Jacket Suit Dress


 I love soutache. Soutache is a narrow flat braid sewn in any shape to the surface of a garment.  From men's mariachi trousers to details on 1910s-1950s clothing, this incredible technique, no matter how intricate or simple, adds the perfect amount of depth and texture to any garment.  This technique is a good example that shows the importants of(normally overlooked) surface decoration is in the world of design.

Photos taken by: myself on a timer

Outfit details:

Dress: Primark black with roses 1960s orange lined knit fitted hobble skirt dress, with boat neckline and black soutache details ending in flirty tassels.
Belt: 1960s orange base with gold detailed hardware and fastenings 
Tights: Primark black with roses

4 comments:

Camille said...

Soutache, that's the name for it! I've been looking for that word ever since I came across a weird/amazing pair of white 1950s pants thickly covered in it. Also, your dress is fantastic.

Nicole Eymard said...

Good! The skirt sounds like magic! Thanks, my friend Nunu wants to steal it!

thorne garnet said...

In the first photo I thought you'd stuck braid all over your arm! Beauty dress

regan smith said...

Beautiful! I love orange and black together.

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