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Designer Masks for PROJKT Maiden Lane

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Lance Victor Moore and Emily Payne, wearing masks designed by Lance for Emily’s fashion line Leathertongue. These masks will be worn by models for PROJKT MAIDEN LANE, a Britex Fabrics event on September 23, 2016.

 

As September approaches, we’re gearing up for the Britex Fabrics fashion show, PROJKT MAIDEN LANE, featuring Project Runway designers Kini Zamora, Richard Hallmarq and Emily Payne (our own Britex alumna and Project Runway All Star) and Under the Gunn designer Rey Ortiz. Showing new pieces for her edgy Leathertongue line, Emily’s focus is a loose-lined, non-gender-specific look featuring painted fabrics by designer Mary Rosenberger.

Emily also commissioned a series of unique masks created by artist Lance Victor Moore, (L.V.M.) who utilized a different organic material in each exquisite piece. Emily’s mask in the picture above, for example, features gilded branches gathered in Golden Gate Park, while Lance’s look sports gilded starfish arm tips. Lance explains, “Emily contacted me in July asking if I’d be interested in making some masks for her runway show–her line is very ungendered, and the masks are designed to give the models an anonymous, androgynous look.” Enhanced with trims and hardware (most of which can be found in our Third Floor notions department), the masks are crafted from leather, animal bones, tusks, shells, wood and even porcupine quills: anything  that “had a sharp, spiky feel,” as Lance puts it.

 

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Lance holds one of the masks he made. He used a variety of materials such as chain, open work metal, studs, and thorns that he covered in chrome powder coat. The mask is attached to the head with an elastic band across the back of the head.

 

Lance and Emily’s collaboration is unforgettable–we’re so proud to feature their work in PROJKT MAIDEN LANE! We’ll be posting photos as soon as we can after the event.

 

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Lance poses with two of his creations.

Lance describes the materials he used as things like “leather, stamped metal, beads, chain, horn, shell, wood, glass, crystal, antler, etc., along with airbrushing, hand painting, sculpting and burnishing metal.”

We asked him what his favorite mask is. “My favorite three masks are the wood one, the antlers, and the gold shell one. ”

Check out Lance Victor Moore’s new website coming soon.

Britex will be hosting the PROJKT MAIDEN LANE on Friday, September 23rd. Limited tickets available through Eventbrite.

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Costumes of Yesteryears + 2014 Contest Details

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Photograph by Kristin Demoro

We cannot count the number of shockingly awesome costumes in past years’ contests. This pair for example, bacon & egg, still has us chuckling because, yes, the egg is standing on slender slices of butter and was soon to be a mom. A few years ago this same duo did a rice & potato number. See below for complete contest details and how you can win a $100 Britex gift certificate. Click here to read more »

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Make Your Own Fabulous Mask

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We just couldn’t help it. A photo shoot was surely bound to happen since we just haven’t been able to keep our hands off the samples Natalie made for the Mask-Making workshop this Saturday. Natalie is the manager and buyer for the Notions Department, and is also an avid seamstress, specializing in hand-crafted reproductions of historical costumes and accessories ranging from the Renaissance to the Roaring ‘20s. For several years we’ve all had the pleasure of seeing her amazing costumes—often winning the annual Costume Contest—but learning from her is a rare opportunity. Follow her sewing adventures on her blog Frolicking Frocks, and of course, join us on 10/25! Click here to read more »

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Halloween Contest Winner

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Every year, for as long as any of us can recall, Britex has a staff Halloween costume contest that is off-the-wall. We invite our customers to be judges of creativity and sewing skill by casting their vote for best costume. This year, Natalie was the winner with her Magpie costume. Jeanette, as a Fairy Ice Queen, took second place.

Get ready to be amazed by the other contestants, which run the gamut from absolutely hilarious to awesomely witty. Join us next year and judge for yourself. Click here to read more »

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Join Britex Fabrics at 7 For All Mankind

Join us this Thursday at 7 For All Mankind in downtown San Francisco for a special do-it-yourself denim distressing event.

Experience the untold art of distressing denim and take home the tools to create your won vintage story. Enjoy the distressing bar—demonstration by Britex Fabrics team member—cocktails and gift with purchase!

Thursday, April 11
5 – 8 PM

7 For All Mankind, San Francisco
224 Grant Avenue

RSVP “San Francisco” to 7fam_marketing@vfc.com

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How to Embellish Shoes by Frolicking Frocks

The ever lively Natalie from Britex Fabrics and the costuming blog Frolicking Frocks, presents a wee tutorial on how to embellish shoes with paint and other crafty supplies. This is the American Duchess “Pemberley” shoe, which is the perfect accessory for ladies’ costumes of the 1790s through 1810. Natalie used Britex Fabrics’ imported petersham grosgrain ribbon  and imported 30wt silk thread in the process of gussying up her dancing shoes. She plans on wearing these striped numbers to the upcoming Jane Austen Ball; we predict exuberant dancing and modest carousing.

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Wool Felt Waistcoat on Douglas

The dapper-licious, delightful, and debonair  Douglas in what Judy calls his Western yin-yang vest made of wool felt from Britex Fabrics.  We love his use of warm, delectable color-blocking and the leaf green buttons…and we also adore his oh-so dashing moustache (not sold at Britex.)

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Brilliantly Colored Flannel Baby Quilt

Babies are bursting out all over, and one tenacious infant held off through weeks of false labor only to arrive on Avery’s birthday! Avery made the stubborn wee one a bright quilt incorporating Britex Fabrics’ flannel. Loosely based upon the old-fashioned log cabin pattern, this quilt is filled with low-loft cotton batting, and tied with orange embroidery floss. We love the googly eyed owls and wacky stripes, combined with bubbly polka dots.

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All Hallows’ Eve Fascinator by Kristin

Kristin is nonplussed by the enormous furry spider perched upon her head. She made this spooky All Hallows’ Evening fascinator with Britex Russian netting, sequins and other notions…the cheery spider just tagged along for the fashion ride and is not available at Britex.

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Unicorns and Clip-On Bow Ties

Casual Friday attire at Britex Fabrics means Liberty of London bow ties and gingham shirts. Avery is wearing a dashing clip-on bow tie made of Liberty of London cotton printed with prideful prancing unicorns, hearts, lions and rainbows! And in case you want to make your own, here are easy-peasy clip-on bow tie instructions. Britex Fabrics carries a wide range of Liberty of London fabric on the 2nd floor of their San Francisco store, and clip-on bow tie findings on the 3rd floor. Sadly, this particular classic print is no longer available.

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