Creole Fashion FabricsFashion Show
Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!! It’s incredible to think that I, Ghislaine now have two fashion shows under my belt. Such an experience! I am developing skills and increasing my sewing and design knowledge alongside organising a show. Last year theme was “Textile and Senses” in purple to celebrate Success and Achievements of the community. This year was about creole culture and I draw inspiration from my mum in the 1965 in her gingham dress to look at a retrospective of the fabrics that made Creole fashion.
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“Creole Fashion Fabrics”
Madras and cotton
The bright checked fabrics is Madras, a traditional lightweight cotton fabric with typically patterned texture and plaid design. The fabric takes its name from the former name of the city of Chennai in India. The skirt is cotton, a staple fabric. For the anecdote this skirt was my practice skirt for Episode 1 of the Sewing Bee. I finally got a use out of it. The back of the skirt is a traditional cut. Loads of box pleats which create a small waist and a bum. I never do things in a traditional way. This couple’ outfit has a heavy twist on the traditional fashion in Martinique.
- The back of the male shirt is normally seen at the back of the female blouse in the form of a scarf down the back.
- The lining of the female skirt made in “broderlie Anglaise” is normally an underlay of her skirt.
- The fascinator is the work of Milliner Vivienne Go and also a modern twist on the traditional head gear.