At Chico’s, we love beautiful prints that never go out of style. Our latest collection was inspired by Japanese Shibori that began with 8th century emperors. Here are a few of our favorite Shibori-inspired pieces and the technique behind them.
From the runway to home décor, it’s no doubt Japanese Shibori (pronounced shee-bo-dee) is the must-have print for summer. The technique uses folding, twisting, wrapping, stitching and binding of cloth that is submerged into a natural dye to create unpredictable shapes and beautiful patterns.
Our in-house artists experimented with a combination of Shibori techniques to create some of these unique designs. – Jessica, Director Print Design
Closely resembling tie-dye, the technique differs in the stitching and binding process that creates the more complex patterns and designs found in Shibori. While more intricate than tie-dye, the technique is still less demanding than embroidery or beading.
Our in-house artists recently led a workshop to educate our associates on the ancient practice. We found the repetitive nature of the technique to be both relaxing and soothing. The result was a beautiful mix of unique patterns in a variety of blue, green and yellow hues.