Successful in the 70s and 80s, lurex is back to shine again. Those that lived through the disco era will remember the lurex fever, when the material was worn as leg warmers, outrageous tops and even informal wear like trousers and blouses of various styles. The good news is that this incredible fabric is back, for clothes that are perfect for both daytime and evening looks, and for bathing suits in particular.
Shiny metallic fabrics have been fashionable throughout the world for centuries. In the 12th century, textile artisans would create metallic effects using real metals; gold, for example, could be hammered until it became extremely thin, then cut into tiny strands and wrapped around a core of cotton or silk.
The popular name for this kind of fabric actually comes from the registered brand, Lurex®, a type of metallic thread that was created in 1946. During the last 30 years of the 20th century, it was commonly used in party wear, considering it had a sophisticated shine, and in casual wear to add a touch of elegance.
Lurex fabrics are one of the latest fashion trends for the new season and are shining on all the catwalks, in every sense of the word. Made to measure with the alluring Lurex fabric, garments in precious stone colours will light up any boutique. The sexy vintage glamour of Lurex is back, offering both style and versatility.
The creative team at Splash by Lo delights us with their timeless style and experimentalism when coming up with their various new designs. We currently offer 3 articles made from this kind of fabric, two patterned and one plain:
- Dwomo consists of a light and uniform silver base that will give your outfits a stylish and unique touch.
- Kioto is a recycled polyester fabric combined with Lurex to create a spectacular look.
- Klimt is one of the latest additions to the collection and we are sure you’re going to love it as much as we do. It is a geometric jacquard fabric with gold dots that brings to mind the Art Deco style. An avant-garde texture offering maximum sophistication.