Shibori Pieces To Dye For
>> Shibori — think of it as tie-dye, but all grown up. Originally from ancient Japan, this method of fabric dyeing includes techniques such as binding, stitching, twisting, and compressing — which together result in an exotic and versatile range of patterns. From the delicate dot-like versions spotted in Proenza Schouler's Spring 2011 collection to the bold indigo prints on offer from indie up-and-comers Upstate (left), there's a bit of something for everyone in shibori. Click through to see a selection of our favorite pieces.