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A FOR APPLIQUÉ

A FOR APPLIQUÉ

Applique is a technique that usually involves attaching one piece of fabric onto another, by sewing or using glue, to create a distinct pattern. Borrowed from the French, the term simply means something that is applied. 

I have always been a big fan of the Appliqué technique, it creates such an interesting pattern and texture even on the simplest of fabrics. The name 'Appliqué' comes  from the word appliquer which means to cover or put on. The technique was used in ancient time to add on the longevity of clothes, but was later used more in the art context. 

It is also used extensively in quilting and some early usage can be found in the Turkish textiles. Today, the art of appliqué is often used in the haute couture & pret-a-porter industry.

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 I got this dress from Asos, thanks to the beautiful appliqué pattern that's created on the scuba fabric. The details are truly stunning and add so much texture to the otherwise blank scuba fabric. 

Isn't it truly fascinating how small little details can completely change the entire outfit? Imagine this dress without the appliqué, it'd be just like any other skater dress, right? 

Looking at details while shopping/purchasing & appreciating the designer/brand's thought is such a vital part of the whole process, for me. Do you also look for such or any other details while out and about shopping? If you do, please comment and let me know! 

- Monica

(Dress: Asos, Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana, Bag: Nine West)

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