We heart Shibui (part one)

This week the shop is full of Shibui samples!  These garments are beautifully made, and in at least one case, unusual enough that you must try it on to fully understand the magic that the designers have created.We know that this time of the year is often full of travel, so just in case your plans keep you from a quick visit to the shop while this Trunk Show is with us, we want to be sure that you don't miss out on the fun.  The girls in the shop took a few photos that we will share with you this week, so that you can see what's new for Shibui this Fall. shibui trunk 01On the left we have Mix No. 27 designed by Lori Versaci.  You were introduced to a locally produced sample of this pattern in an earlier blog post.  We love how this simple top is made more interesting by the changing fabric resulting from shifting the gauge of the Shibui Linen by doubling the strand in the middle of the back.And on the right is Mix No. 25 designed by Lidia Tsymbal.  This oversize cardigan was created by knitting with two strands of ShiBui Pebble held together throughout the project.  "A simple rib stitch in Pebble gives this classic wardrobe staple a lightweight, comfortable texture. Raglan details and a modern neckline make this a draped and flattering silhouette -- the perfect piece for any kind of day." shibui trunk 02Next is Mix No. 30 also designed by Lidia Tsymbal.  This simple wide neck pull-over tee features an interesting interplay of stripes and textures.  It is created by using Shibui Heichi and Shibui Silk Cloud held together.  This combination of 100% raw silk with silk and mohair creates a fabric that is wonderfully fluid and drapey."Heichi and Silk Cloud combine to create a luscious fabric for this tunic tee. Stripes of reverse garter amble horizontally across the body, the sheen of silk and mohair radiating from every stitch. Thick, banded edging on the sleeves and hem lend structure and weight, while a rolled neck rests delicately across the wearer’s collarbone."Last but not least is Mix No. 28 designed by Lori Versaci.  This little vest is one that Dawn insists must be tried on.  "Striking and fluid in a lush fabric of Pebble and Linen, this seemingly simple vest has exceptional detail. Sporting a slash front, wrap around neck, and button accents, this piece is at once both timeless and innovative."  While it looks like a puzzle on the hanger, it hugs one's curves in wonderfully flattering ways on the body.We have a few more photos from this collection that we'll share with you later this week.  We hope that you can come for a visit because our photos can only go so far in showing you how special these samples are.  Coming in to feel the fabric, try them on, and browse the rich selection of Shibui yarns in every color imaginable, is where the real magic is.