Plissé is one of the hottest fabric trends of the moment. It was seen all over the runways for Spring/Summer 2011. For those of you that are unfamiliar:
- A fabric with a puckered or pleated effect resulting from printing the fabric with caustic soda. The printed part of the fabric shrinks, causing the unprinted part to pucker.plis·sé/plēˈsā/ -
Some of my favorite looks are from Lanvin - Spring 2011.
Lanvin Plisse One Shoulder Top - $1,255 & Plisse Pencil Skirt - $1,620 - Neiman Marcus
Red pleated crepe de chine - $4.95/yd., Denver Fabrics
Lanvin Plisse Kimono Gown - $2,115, Neiman Marcus
Dark periwinkle pleated crepe de chine - $4.95/yd., Denver Fabrics
As you can see, it drapes BEAUTIFULLY. The pleats run from selvage to selvage. The fabric is 60" wide and it can be cut cross grain if you want your pleats to run vertically and the selvage can be used in lieu of a hem. I'm still deciding what I'm going to make with my fabric, but I'll be using it SOON!