Style Profile • Shibori

Style-Profile-Shibori-via-DiCorcia-Interior-DesignTarget Ocean Shell Square PillowTarget Oblong Tie Dye PillowYoung Fabulous & Broke Bangal Convertible Maxi Dress • Rebecca Atwood Striped Shibori Tangerine PillowAnthropologie Hand-Dyed Shibori ApronAnthropologie Hand-Dyed Shibori Table Runner Legend & Song Shibori Rings Pouch Madewell Indigo Shibori Linen Skirt • Crate & Barrel Shibori Napkin • Blue Life Wild & Free Romper 

Having been born in the 80’s, tie-dye automatically brings negative connotations to mind in the form of crayon box color combos and trippy dancing bears. So when it started appearing on the runways and in home lines I couldn’t help but resist! But then shibori worked it’s way into my vocabulary – an ancient Janpanese method of dying fabric with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing or capping it* – very similar to tie-dying. But it sounds so much more chic, and doesn’t remotely bring back unwanted memories of Spencer’s Gifts psychedelic offerings! 

Traditionally, shibori is known for it’s distinct indigo and white pattern (which I love – surprise, surprise!), but am also rather smitten with with both the warmer hues and neutral palettes! What’s your take on the pattern?

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3 thoughts on “Style Profile • Shibori

  1. I have loved the shibori trend this spring/summer! I just picked up a navy and white dyed dress from madewell and I love it.
    Next, I would love to bring some of the look into my home; Rebecca Atwood’s pillows are such stunners!

  2. Geez! What have I been doing?? I’ve missed a ton of your posts. Loving the indigo resurgence, I’m tempted to try my hand with some napkins.

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