Wednesday, February 25, 2015
New York Trip Part V - Fabric (Mendel Goldberg)
Finally, the pièce de résistance. I've been told for years that Mendel Goldberg was a magical place if you are in love with fabric, and Rosie took me to see it. Well, you all were right! We were lucky enough to be there when almost all of the new fabrics had come in, so we saw the stock at its most complete condition. Wow, just wow!
Every designer you can think of was represented, especially every couture designer. Of course there were things that I liked more than others, but the quality overall was exquisite. Rosie took lots of photos, and I will share with you.
As you might have guessed, the first two photos are of the fabric that arrived on my doorstep. I am so thrilled with them, and although there was choice enough to find fabrics for 20 different beautiful suit combinations, this one leapt to my eye. The 'plain' fabric with the border texture is to be a skirt. The border is pieces of fabric and yarns attached to the base fabric, and as the photo suggests, that border will be a few inches above the hem edge of a straight skirt. Totally frivolous, yet somewhat restrained and severe. Just my kind of thing. The fabric to the left is for the jacket, and it's so much more beautiful in person I can't tell you. The yarns it's woven with are gorgeous and of such a quality that you would think they were high-end hand knitting yarns. There's a lot of gold in it and the selvedges are beautiful, and will be used as trim here and there.
Now, on to the other fabrics we saw and 'snapped'.
Do you wish you'd been with us yet?