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We love shibori at Blue Fish! Our multi-faceted surface design artists love to foray into all types of textile design. But there is something in the simplicity, beauty and unexpectedness of shibori that really draws us in.
For this collection we decided to use a wood block and clamp resist to create the geometric patterns and colors on our Itajime Shift. This is a two-step process. First the shift is dyed a light color to show through where the fabric is clamped. Then it is overdyed a darker color.
Itajime literally means “wood sandwich” in Japanese. And that’s exactly what our shifts look like before going in to their dye baths! There are many ways to create patterns with binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing and clamping, but we like the bold patterns and watercolory fabric designs created with this process. Plus this shift itself is awesome! It looks great on everyone and is soooo comfy. Typical Blue Fish!
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Blue Fish is a company of women for women. Our vision to clothe women in a way that makes them feel comfortable, creative and empowered remains strong after 26 years.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women regardless of race or ethnicity. It is the most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women. We acknowledge that there are varying views on how to handle the issue of breast cancer, but one thing is clear, we as women are the greatest population at risk from this disease and although no one path will lead to its cure and prevention, doing nothing is not an option. Blue Fish has carefully selected the Breast Cancer Research Foundation this year as the recipient of our annual breast cancer awareness donation.
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Here’s an idea…dress up your Blue Fish for an evening out. Keep it simple in black, but layer it as usual. We couldn’t resist putting a pair of leggings in there for just a bit of color… A fabulous necklace finishes the looks. What time’s the reservation?
Take your Blue Fish to work! Throw our Frou Frou Jacket on over any ensemble and voilà – so professional! Put a layer skirt in the middle to tie the whole thing together, and add a pop of color with our leggings and you are ready to go.
The more the merrier! It’s like a contest sometimes…how many layers to get this look right? And sometimes a look is all about the shoes…like our fab orange ones here… Jen thought the skirt looked best off center with just a hint of printed leggings peeking out!
We love our midlayers! Here we used the Linen Laurel Shift with a Tissue Crew Neck with two skirts! Never be afraid to layer skirts, longer with shorter & printed and unprinted. Change this look up by using contrasting colors!
Play with your clothes! Jen had fun with the Ancient Wisdom pant by tucking it into boots…then added a bright studio tee, layer top and a Square Pocket Cardigan. This look is all ready for Fall!
Wear all your favorites, keep comfy…and still look put together! This look is casual but could still take you to work or even out in the evening.