Architexture: Strictly in Blue

Indigo geometry is enjoying a renaissance influenced by the harder stuff which surrounds us.

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Indigo prints and jacquards were much used and loved in South Asian and South American culture when their origins were from historical ornament.  Again we use the same jacquard ornamentation but now influenced by a more contemporary environment.

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Composite Image ©TheDenimEye

Tiles and patterns match in indigo.  strict patterns work for clean cut indigo pieces.

More complex jacquards in double faced and quilted cloths give the distinct impression of architectural origins. For structured simply cut jackets to showcase the pattern and fabric without interference of the stonewash effect.

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L-R: ©Used Magazine ©Issy Miyake 

Varying scales and different weights in indigo patterns layered for intrigue.  Technical fibres and fabrics combined with geometry have a strictness which emanates from architecture as an influence. Issy Miyake is one of the most inventive exponents of such layered geometric statements.