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Metallic Fabric: 'Cloth of Gold'

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Spinning gold into thread isn't just a story for fairy tales. Metallic fabrics are taking the fashion world by storm. This year’s Paris Fashion Week was gilded in these beautiful and luxurious textiles, which featured prominently in the collections of top designers such as Saint Laurent and Givenchy.
Metallic Fabric: 'Cloth of Gold'

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While gold, silver, and bronze fabrics seem to popping up everywhere these days, the use of metallic fibers in fashion isn’t a new trend. Gold and silver have been used in apparel since ancient times, when these glowing hues were used to signify nobility and status. Originally referred to as ‘Cloth of Gold,’ metallic fabrics were woven on Byzantine looms during the 7th and 8th centuries, and were reserved for only the most affluent members of the Byzantine Empire. By the 9th century, much of the ...
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