By  on March 22, 2005

Dressed in a Tuleh print blouse and H&M jeans, Venessa Arizaga is ready to shop — for fabrics, that is. The Tuleh design assistant is in Paris for her fourth PV visit, this time selecting textiles for possible inclusion in the spring 2006 collection. Their ultimate fate, of course, depends upon the way they’ll strike Tuleh designer and owner Bryan Bradley. “We go over some ideas and then with that in mind, I just sample whatever catches my eye,” says Arizaga.

While at Luigi Verga, she zeros in on a raffia-and-silk blend. “I love the texture,” she explains. “We’ll probably explore new ways to make it softer and really try to bring the silk composition out more. Bryan would probably soak it in fabric softener for days and wash it about a hundred times until he got the right texture.”

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