Fashions: Fabrics

The Idea: Modern life reflected in dress silks.

The Motive: To create a vogue for odd materials.

The Story: Designers last week exhibited in Manhattan (at the Art Centre show) silk dress fabric taking as motifs jazz bands, Fifth Avenue crowds, ticker tape, rollercoasters, etc. In similar designs are printed linens and other fabrics for drawing-room hangings. Graphic art is represented in the work of F. V. Carpenter. He has designed a pattern portraying Manhattan's shopping district with its pedestrians & automobiles. Other designers have used toboggan slides and umbrellas, massed lines, moving...

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