Forget the starchy, uptight dress shirts emblematic of the past. Refined fabrics with a soft, ultralight hand are on the horizon for spring-summer 2012, as European shirting mills focus on subtle weave effects and minimalist micro designs.
Cases in point include Thomas Mason’s pinpoint oxford weave, lightened with linen, and Taiana’s silk and cotton blends, which have a soft seersucker texture. In Canclini Tessile’s new line for the season, basic high-resolution microstructures appear to have been painted onto some fabrics, while colored micro designs maintain a British flavor. The mill also creates fabrics with subtle texture by contrasting a compact warp with a thin weft for a printed-stripe effect.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"