Term 1 assignment
INTRODUCTION TO FIBRES AND FABIRCS
2.0 TREND - ZARA, Dolce&Gabbana
3.0 FABRIC AND CARE ANALYSIS : POLYESTER, SILK, COTTON
4.0 GARMENT COMPARE : NON-WOVEN, WOVEN, KNITTED FABRIES
5.0 APPENDIX I - MOOD BOARD : FUR SEASON IN WILD
Textile fiber, a unit in which many complicated textile structures are built up is said to be. Fabric, the texture or quality of such cloth by knitting, weaving or felting. For comparing the fabrics and trend of which two store:ZARA and Dolce&Gabbana, former is the highest leading guide in high street fashion brand and latter is the one of global well-known luxury brand. Apparently, the way they producing the products would be very different and the fabrics they using would have quite variation.
This report will mention that the fabric choosing between two store and how to caring the garments. Furthermore, the textures and care labels would be remarked as well.
2.0 2009 A/W TREND - ZARA, Dolce&Gabbana
- TEXTURE, COLOR AND VOLUME
Accentuated shoulders, thigh high boots, and boyfriend jeans all feature. Meanwhile, Zara already prepares for colder weather with a stylish layered look at their winter offerings.
- BACK FROM BLACK
Sumptuous fabrics, dramatic shoulders and a largely monochromatic palette informed a collection steeped in 1950s and 1980s nostalgia. Waistlines remained a focus with wide banded belts in black creating hourglass figures on dresses and skirts. From oversized spots and leopard prints to paint splattered art prints and all-over Marilyn Monroe photo-real portraits, the collection was drenched in visual surface interest. Bold colors, luxury clothes.
3.0 FABRIC AND CARE ANALYSIS
64% polyester, 36% silk 100% polyester
Polyester is a synthetic fiber derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum. Developed in a 20th-century laboratory, polyester fibers are formed from a chemical reaction between an acid and alcohol. In this reaction, two or more molecules combine to make a large molecule whose structure repeats throughout its length. Polyester fibers can form very long molecules that are very stable and strong.
Dry-clean with regular dry cleaning fluids.
Only dry cleaning.
No tumble dry.
Do not wash.
100% silk 100% silk
Silk is a very delicate material and natural protein fibre. It should be treated with care. Use a detergent for delicates when washing silk and do not stretch the garment while wet. Has set the standard in luxury fabrics for several millennia. Although silk can be made by several insects, textile manufacture still uses just the silk of moth caterpillars. A fine lustrous fiber composed mainly of fibroin and produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons, especially providing the strong, softness and smooth. With the luxurious look, silk is playing as the one of best fabric. However, it is prone to wrinkle abrasion. Not to mention, silk is the one of very noble material what is ventilates soft, and the most attractive thing is its' luster. Therefore, which is also its' most annoying point, must be dry clean everytime. Otherwise, it would become impaired easily. Dry-clean with regular dry cleaning
No tumble dry.
Iron at a maximum temperature of 110°C. Steam ironing may cause damage. COTTON
96% cotton, 4% elastane 100% cotton
The way produces cotton is what small, sticky seeds must be separated from the wool in order to process the cotton for spinning and weaving. De-seeded cotton is...