'PENS TROK ES'
Dress silk designed by Lucian
Bernhard. Color scheme: white
and yellow on black; white and
soft blue on flesh ground; white
and pink on blue ground. Pro
ducer: Goldstein-Wilkins Corpo
ration, New York
consider the applications for blondes, bru
nettes, grays, and so on.
In its lines it must tend to slenderize, to
flatter the female curves, to caress the eye of
It must consider the effect in folds and in
pleats, rather than good looks on the paper.
In styling a kitchen stove or designing
printed silks for fashion there are two basic
principles identical in both cases. First, search
the raw material for its esthetic possibilities;
second, keep the eye strictly on the ultimate
purpose and environment.
The silk designer needs, in addition, a lov
ing sensitiveness for the delicacies of fashion,
and a willingness to subordinate himself to
the precious material.
I wish more of my colleagues who have a
love for fashion, for line and for color would
seriously go into this field. In my opinion,
no material can he more fascinating to work
for than silk.