Metallic Ikat Striped Geometry Dress

Metallic Ikat Striped Geometry Dress 1

I love working with stripes just as much as I love textured ikat fabric. When I saw this striped Italian ikat blend with copper accents, I knew it would make for a great party dress version of the JLD Striped Geometry Dress silhouette. The metallic threads add a luxury feel and I thought it would be fun to play with the direction of the “blurry” stripes that are characteristic of ikat weaving.

Much of the inspiration for my designs comes from my environment and looking beyond literal fashion references. Here are some artworks I was drawn to, mainly because of the intersection of stripes.

Teresita Fernández’s Stacked Waters 1

Teresita Fernández’s Stacked Waters created for the entrance space of the Blanton Museum of Art

Teresita Fernández’s Stacked Waters 2

A site-specific installation consisting of 3,100 square feet of custom-cast acrylic that covers the walls in a striped pattern

Monir Farmanfarmaian’s Hexagon

Monir Farmanfarmaian’s Hexagon (2010), shown by the Haines Gallery at The Armory Show in 2013

If you are interested in placing an order for a dress in this new fabric (or another option), email us at jamielaudesigns [at] gmail [dot] com.Metallic Ikat Striped Geometry Dress 2

This new design is also featured on the Britex Fabrics blog.