Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Fashion Forward Ultrasuede® Design by Halston

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Spring is in the air, bringing with it new waves of fashion possibilities. As each season passes, we turn to our closets to see what’s “in” and what is “out.” Yet there are some things that remain timeless … Ultrasuede remains one of those things.

Halston on Display at the Museum at FIT ~ image courtesy of the Trim Queen

Travel to the Museum at FIT and you’ll see a fabulous display of iconic fashion, designed by Yves Saint Laurent + Halston, two designers who defined fashion as we knew it in the 1970s. Halston’s celebrated shirtdress and use of Ultrasuede has proven that classic shapes and textures never go out of style. “Halston’s menswear influence is embodied in his iconic shirtwaist dress—basically a man’s shirt refined, lengthened, belted and ingeniously cut from his beloved Ultrasuede (a fabric soft yet crisp, and quite luxe when quilted)” says The Wall Street Journal of the exhibit.

Halston made Ultrasuede so popular that in 1977, the New York Times referred to it as “the Rolls Royce of Fabrics.” Here’s the full article so you can see for yourself.

Halston in the New York Times, February 26, 1977.

Fast forward to present day and take a look at the runway shows for Spring 2015. Suede is everywhere, and in all forms according to The Style_ist {the Charlotte Observer}. And it’s not just the kind that comes from leather either. Vegan-friendly Ultrasuede is perfect for spring fashions, and cruelty-free to boot.

It’s easy to achieve timeless style at home, too, with Ultrasuede.

Diane von Furstenberg + Ultrasuede® = Bliss

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Our love affair with the pairing of fashion and home decor began with Halston, and has remained just as strong ever since. Imagine our joy when we learned that Diane von Furstenberg would be doing her own collection with Kravet. Then imagine the tiny dance party that was had when Ms. von Furstenberg selected Ultrasuede® to accompany the collection. *be still our beating hearts* (more…)

The Colors of Autumn

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The end of summer opens doors to new possibilities for wardrobe and fashion. The air is already beginning to turn cooler, and leaves are starting to turn. Welcome to autumn … crisp evenings, sweaters and boots, and a new world of color. New colors appear everywhere you look ~ nature, fashion, even beauty products. Why not take this opportunity to add some flair to your home décor? (more…)

Fashion meets Décor

Friday, August 8th, 2014

You always want to make a lasting impression when stepping out on the town. A luxe ensemble makes you feel sophisticated and refined. That next ensemble could be beautiful and soft, and last for years to come … in Ultrasuede®.

News from the Furniture Capital of the World

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Ultrasuede® Customer Product Images from Spring High Point Market

Who can resist the latest trends for home? For Ultrasuede®, it’s always exciting, twice every year, to head south to the furniture capital of the world and check out what’s new. It’s there, at High Point Market, the largest international home furnishings trade show, that we get to visit the gorgeous showrooms of our furniture manufacturing partners to see how they’ve used our unique, high-performing upholstery cover in the most beautiful and fashion-forward ways. (more…)

When the Living is Easy

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

 In 1972, fashion’s watchwords were effortless chic, as personified by a sun kissed Jackie “O”, a fresh faced Lauren Bacall, and the ubiquitous Ultrasuede® shirt dress from quintessentially American designer Halston.