The Style Gallery is a great new way for you to view, love, and share outfit photos. It’s meant to showcase all the expressive, creative, and inspirational personalities of our community!
This week, we’ll discuss batik! Considered a national art in Indonesia, batik is a wax-resist dying method that involves spreading wax on a fabric and then dip dying it. The results are beautiful – unique, one-of-a-kind patterns are created by natural cracks in the wax and multiple layers of dye.
While most batik-style patterns in popular fashion are recreations of the real thing – the vibrant style still translates. Our India Ink Batik Skirt, while not genuine batik, is a flirty way to get a chic boho look this Spring. Do you have a fashion term you’d like brought to light? Let me know! Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!
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This made me smile.
Last year in my Applied Drawing and Painting Class, we did Batik… and starting tomorrow, I’m doing it again! Taught by a man who lived in India for most of his life (and, he’s my Elementary School Art teacher!!!).
I really like this idea to include a fashion dictionary on the website featuring different styles of clothing or explaining how it is made. We all come to this website with a common interest… Fashion! Naturally anyone visiting ModCloth would enjoy learning new things about fashion. This addition would make me want to checkout Modcloth even more than I already do.
I’m craving more fashion terms! hehehe 🙂
I was wondering, if it’s not too much to ask, could one of the next terms you explain be “boho”…”Boho”-chic”? I read all sorts of things online — how it’s a combination of bohemian and hippie or how actresses who were the first to put it out there were Sienna Miller and the Olsens — but I would like some reliable info…such as the one I know I get from Modcloth 😉
Thanks and have a great week!
I was wondering what exactly is callaed a bolero.
I thought it was a very short jacket with long or 3/4 sleeves (covering just the middle of the bust – and back), but recently a saleswoman told me the bolero i wanted to buy was in fact a “spencer”.
Maybe you could help with theses terms ?
haha…3 years later…
anyways, a Bolero has short or cap sleeves while a spencer has the long or 3/4 sleeves (think Jane Austen/Regency movies on women)
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