We caught the fabulously talented Nima in Britex Fabrics’ lace trim department the other day, and swooned when he showed us one of his latest creations! We love the graceful lace neckline and the glamorous silhouette. He says, “The gown and accessories are 100% Britex made of crepe de chine, combination of multiple lace, Chantilly lace, beaded trims, and tulle and it could be worn on the red carpet or as bridal couture.” This gown is part of a collection of 12 couture gowns that he is currently working on. (Photography by Scott Marrs, models are Ashley Valentine & Ankur Jaswal, and the designer is Nima Shiraz Couture. See images for additional information)
David started sewing with a Kenmore, and has been sewing since 8th grade. The years spent honing his skills show in the fine beauty and verve of his clothing. He is wearing a self-drafted wool knit shirt with velvet trim running down the extra-long sleeves, and black stretch trim finishing the edges. His buttery yellow leather slacks were also self-drafted from a pair of favorite 1970’s bell-bottoms. He also constructed his bag….and everything is made from Britex “ingredients”.
Rickshaw is a San Francisco-based bag company. Inspired by the creative energy of our city, urban cycling and an intense desire to make great products, we started Rickshaw to satisfy our personal passion for bags…..In addition to our passion for bags, we share a strong set of humanistic, environmental and social values that guide the way we conduct every aspect of our business.” As for custom bags, they basically need about two yards of fabric for any size Zero bag, or a 15×19 piece of fabric for a commuter bag. Below is a custom bag made of Britex Fabrics fabric, and some standard bags…also made of Britex Fabrics fabric. We love it when a local company makes such beautiful things!
“The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.” –Iris Murdoch