Jul 05, 2011

What Inspires Me – Fashion Textiles

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes

I’m back with another “What Inspires Me” post.  In my last post, I shared with you Quadrille Wallpaper and Fabrics, one of my go-to places, and a company known for fabrics that are traditionally seen upholstered on furniture.  Today I’m focusing on fashion textiles.  I’m sharing one of my secret weapons: B & J Fabrics.  Located in the heart of the fabric industry in Manhattan, B & J is always buzzing with staff from the fashion houses and art/fashion students.  Yes, a lot of B & J’s fabrics are perfect for a summer frock or the lining of a chic blazer, but those same fabrics work beautifully for wrapping around vases, creating backdrops, and making candy favor boards.  Who says the fabric that everyone is using for this fall’s pashmina isn’t just as perfect for a table runner?  I say go for it!  The possibilities are really endless on how fashion textiles can be translated to the party styling world.

I can always count on this store to find the right fabric for one of my events. Whether it is a gingham or a chevron or a colorful floral pattern from Liberty of London, I know I can find it here.  They have fabrics in every texture as well. From silk shantung to canvas/cottons to linens/burlaps to leathers/vinyls, B & J has it all.  Sometimes, if I just need to get inspired, I pop by to feel the textures and look at the colors and patterns.  If you are ever in NY, stop by for a little inspiration.  You can visit their site to explore as well.  I hope you enjoy one of my favorite little secret weapons!


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