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Dress fabric - Edelweiss Smocking

Edelweiss Smocking

  • Object:

    Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Atkinson, Nigel (designer and maker)
    Gigli, Romeo (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Smocked, screen printed and heat treated silk and viscose

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.530-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Nigel Atkinson specialises in the production of highly textured and innovative fabrics for an international clientele, including fashion designers Azzedine Alaia and Romeo Gigli, and interior design and architectural practices.

Atkinson studied textiles at Winchester School of Art from 1983-86 and established his first hand printing workshop in London's Smithfield Market in 1987. He launched his accessories label in 1994 and Nigel Atkinson Interior Textiles in 1997. 'Edelweiss Smocking' was designed for Romeo Gigli's Autumn/Winter collection 1990.

Physical description

Sample of smocked, screen printed and heat treated silk and viscose velvet dress fabric.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Atkinson, Nigel (designer and maker)
Gigli, Romeo (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Smocked, screen printed and heat treated silk and viscose

Dimensions

Length: 31 cm, Width: 19 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1994/1236.

Descriptive line

'Edelweiss Smocking', dress fabric, smocked, screen printed and heat treated silk and viscose, by Nigel Atkinson for Romeo Gigli, London, 1990.

Materials

Silk; Viscose

Techniques

Smocking; Screen printed; Velvet weave

Categories

Fashion; Textiles

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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