I love Meisen!


Meisen silk trench coats.

I love these silks!

You remember how they make ‘meisen’, that amazing Japanese silk?

First they weave the fabric, then they print the design. Then, unweave [yes, UNWEAVE] and then REWEAVE.

The reweaving is always slightly off so instead of a design with sharp clean edges, they are fuzzy.


Meisen kimonos were especially popular during the 1940s and 50s, so many designs have that uber cool midcentury look.

My twist; I recycle these old silks into that so very classic American/European shape, the trench coat.

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2 Comments

  1. Christina G Sells
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    I love this reminder of how this astounding method of weaving is done, undone, and redone and am really wishing I could actually watch them do it. It makes the fabric soooo desirable and your nice simple classic treatment in your designs fit it’s specialness really well.

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