Introducing Chic & Satin: Swatches of Fashion History

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One of our favourite sources of inspiration for our Paperblanks® cover designs is an amazing old book filled with antique swatches of fabric. With the samples collected in France in the late 1800s, all of the designs and patterns tell a unique story of European fashion and textile history.

For Spring 2015 we’ve selected four silk and satin floral samples to craft our Chic & Satin series.

Chic & Satin Black Dahlia

The dark and alluring Black Dahlia rose is seen here on this opulent journal cover, which emphasises the classically Victorian colour choice of deep, rich red.

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Chic & Satin: Painted Lady, Dusk Rosk, Blue Muse and Black Dahlia (bottom to top)

Chic & Satin Blue Muse

The electric blue design on this book cover was originally created using a damask stitch that completely covered a piece of satin in a silken floral pattern.

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Chic & Satin Dusk Rose

Our Dusk Rose journal cover is inspired by a modest fabric sample that would have been used as creative inspiration by the fashion houses of the Victorian period.

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Chic & Satin Painted Lady

The bold colours of this design represent a shift from Victorian opulence to the blue and yellow hallmarks of the Aesthetic movement. Our Painted Lady cover reproduces a silk and satin fabric swatch that was likely one of the first to use aniline dyes to achieve such bright colours.

Interested in learning more about our Chic & Satin journals? Check out their product page at www.paperblanks.com!

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About Paperblanks®: At Paperblanks®, we believe that art should have a place in all aspects of life. That’s why we follow the artist’s way in everything we do – creating, crafting and releasing designs we believe have the power to touch people. For more about Paperblanks®, go to our website at paperblanks.com.

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5 comments on “Introducing Chic & Satin: Swatches of Fashion History

  1. This collection is so beautiful! The Blue Muse and Black Dahlia designs are especially enchanting. If it was ever possible, I would LOVE to see these designs in micro format!

    • Thanks for idea, Kailey! We’re so glad to hear that you love the new collection.

      Best,
      The Paperblanks® Team

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