I was going to save a post on Vlisco for an African fabric series, but the series keeps getting put off because every time I start my researching, I get overwhelmed! I mean, we’re talking an entire continent with ancient history. There is so much to learn on wax prints alone. But anyway, I was prompted to post about Vlisco today after seeing their new collection Frozen Dreams via the fantastic must-read blog Black Threads.
These fabrics, sold in six-yard lengths for € 45.60 (about $68 US, with shipping and taxes about US $92 — not bad; that comes down to about $15/yard) are premium quality, double-sided wax prints. Read more about the fascinating processes for Vlisco’s six types of fabric here.
These prints are so wild — the large diamonds and this crazy design in particular look like digitally printed 3-D models, but they are wax block prints! What do you think — are you ready to incorporate them into your wardrobe? Here’s how it’s done.