The success of a garment is in the fabric

Stretch jersey viscose: feminine and floaty.

The biggest cliche' in the fashion world is that nothing is more important than the cut of the clothes.

Now while we can't deny that cut and tailoring are important, that they give a garment its unmistakable style, they define if it is to be worn by day or night, whether its cheap and cheerful or high-end luxury, we can't ignore that fabric is just as important.

A long dress can flow like poetry, gracefully mirroring the movements of whoever wears it, or it can be as rigid as a box if it was made in anything but silk; by the same token, a sheath dress will never be figure-friendly unless it's made of a stretch fabric.

A material that features regularly in Patrizia Pepe AW 2010 collections is AB81, the super feminine fabric that combines the elasticity of jersey with the fluidity of viscose.

One of the most favourite pieces it has been used for is this one-shoulder top which is perfect in casual combos or capable of turning on the sex appeal when teamed with a pair of jeggings.



This preppy dress with pleated ruffles and echoes of Charleston swirl is ideal for a posh night out. For a perfect finish, wear with Blair Waldorf embellished ballerinas or killer heels.



Stretch jersey viscose also makes for an ever-perfect fit in this jumpsuit with draped bodice and sought-after style.



We couldn't not make a skirt either in this magical fabric, and the result is this one with draping on the front, perfect dressed down with a shirt, and delicious dressed up with a tight-fitting top.

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  1. Simona - 03/04/2011

    molto belli veramente =)

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