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39 Spins on Silk

Durable, Natural Luxury Fiber from Spiders and Insects

— February 21, 2010 — Fashion
Silk is a fiber renowned for its luxurious texture and durability. It also has incredible tensile strength and insulation properties.

It makes beautiful underwear and decorative outerwear. Whether produced by spiders or insects, the end result is a sumptuous, natural fiber that has been used in garments, rugs, home furnishings, parachutes, bicycle tires, and medicine.

Implications - Silk is a material that civilizations have used for centuries, but the staggering number of ways it can be put to use is nevertheless something that any contemporary fashion-centric company should keep in mind. This collection is a great example of how even one basic material can yield unexpected benefits if the designers manipulating it are unafraid to experiment.
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Artificial Spider Silk
Artificial Spider Silk
Ultra-Strong Fibers Made From Proteins
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Silk and Gold Concept Chair
Silk and Gold Concept Chair
Lussedia from Gianni Orsini
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Collar Separates
Collar Separates
'Something Else' Creates a Silk Ruffle Collar to Make Your Wardrobe Versatile
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Chocalicious Chic
Chocalicious Chic
Danish Stine Goya's Fall/Winter Collection Is Rich in Brown Silks
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Tech-Savvy Indian Garments
Tech-Savvy Indian Garments
These Swaramadhuri Singing Silk Saris Are Sweet
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Floral Designer Dolls
Floral Designer Dolls
The Limited Edition Comme Des Garcons Barbie by Rei Kawakubo
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Stylish Jewel Tones
Stylish Jewel Tones
Fall Fashions Echo The Colors of Precious Gems
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$100,000 Bejeweled Sari
$100,000 Bejeweled Sari
Chennai Silks Handmade
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Silk Man Necklaces
Silk Man Necklaces
Eric Glennie's Masculine Accessories
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Hollywood Channels Bollywood
Hollywood Channels Bollywood
5 Indian Traditions Being Embraced by Celebs
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Vegan Silk Couture
Vegan Silk Couture
The Linda Loudermilk Spring 2010 Collection
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Designer Fantasy Prototypes
Designer Fantasy Prototypes
Prada's 2008 Fashion Auction
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Textile Nanotechnology Breakthrough
Textile Nanotechnology Breakthrough
Self-cleaning Fabrics
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Curious Canned Culinary Treats
Curious Canned Culinary Treats
Exotic Goods Online
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Handpainted Silk Scarves
Handpainted Silk Scarves
Zwear Crepe De Chine Scarves by Deborah Zwetsch Are Wearable Art
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Picturesque Silk Scarves
Picturesque Silk Scarves
Polaroid Accessories by Philippe Roucou
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Hand-Painted Couture
Hand-Painted Couture
Fabulous One-of-a-Kind Fashion Textiles for Spring
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Political Business Attire
Political Business Attire
Barack Obama Hand Silk Screened Neckties
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Scarf-Loving Shoots
Scarf-Loving Shoots
'Vogue-a-Porter' Takes Us on a Moroccan Getaway
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Super-Long Wedding Dresses
Super-Long Wedding Dresses
Wedding Dress in China Has 1.2 Mile-Long Train
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Lingerie Couture
Lingerie Couture
Carine Gilson's Sexy Line is Handmade by Belgium Maidens
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Edible Insect Gifts
Edible Insect Gifts
From Worm Crisps to Roasted Scorpion Snacks
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Vintage Sari Scarves
Vintage Sari Scarves
Old Saris Turned into Beautiful Hand Sewn Scarves by Green Sewn
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Curtain Couture
Curtain Couture
Dolce & Gabbana Fall ‘09 Makes Miniskirts From Tapestries & Tassels
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Arachnid-Spun Apparel
Arachnid-Spun Apparel
One Million Spiders Made the Golden Silk for RareTextile
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Bloomer Revivals
Bloomer Revivals
Intimissimi Brings Back Blossoming Lace and Silk Underwear
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Crocus Couture
Crocus Couture
Simon Ekrelius's ‘The Tower' Inspired Fashions
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Saree Couture
Saree Couture
Breakthrough Design from India
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Boyfriend Shirt Revivals
Boyfriend Shirt Revivals
Christian Restoin and Serge Azria Relaunch Equipment's Silk Shirts
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Torturous Fashion
Torturous Fashion
10 Tie-Up Designs
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Couture Pajamas in Public
Couture Pajamas in Public
Dolce & Gabbana Women's Pantsuits Inspired by Men's PJs
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Mixed Ink Neckties
Mixed Ink Neckties
A RokGear Silk Screen Necktie is a Hip Accessory for any Man
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Colorful Draping Neckwear
Colorful Draping Neckwear
'Barely Knitted Scarves' by Young Designer Fnubbu
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DIY Eco Hipster Scarves
DIY Eco Hipster Scarves
Method Home Teaches Us How to Be Stylish on a Low Budget
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Prancing Ostrich Fashion
Prancing Ostrich Fashion
Gisele Kisses The Sky in W Magazine
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European Culture Gowns
European Culture Gowns
Mia Solano Wedding Dresses
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Super-Sized Tribal Jewelry
Super-Sized Tribal Jewelry
Maria Mastori's Oversized Accessories Are Incredible
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Swarovski-Studded Bodysuits
Swarovski-Studded Bodysuits
Solstiss Lingerie by Sonata
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50s Housewife Rompers
50s Housewife Rompers
Alexandra Grecco's Pickford Onesies are a Tribute to the Mad Men Era
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