By SUZY MENKESFrida Giannini leaves rock 'n roll behind to embrace the moss green, wispy chiffon and iridescent peacock style of Art Nouveau - but with a twist.
Launchpad -- Fashion designer Prema Florence Isaac
Meaning #1: a dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body
1. A small bunch or bundle, as of straw, hair, or grass.
a. One that is thin, frail, or slight.
b. A thin or faint streak or fragment, as of smoke or clouds.
3. A fleeting trace or indication; a hint: a wisp of a smile.
4. A flock of birds, especially snipe. See Synonyms at flock1.
5. See ignis fatuus.
v. wisped, wisp·ing, wisps
To twist into wisps or a wisp.
To drift in wisps: smoke wisping from chimneys.
wispi·ness (wsp-ns) n.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaChiffon, French pronunciation: [ʃi.fɔ̃], from the French word for a cloth or rag, is a lightweight, balanced plain-woven sheer fabric woven of alternate S- and Z-twist crepe (high-twist) yarns. The twist in the crepe yarns puckers the fabric slightly in both directions after weaving, giving it some stretch and a slightly rough feel.
Chiffon is made from cotton, silk or synthetic fibres. Chiffon can be dyed to almost any shade, but chiffon made from polyester can be difficult to dye. Under a magnifying glass it resembles a fine net or mesh which gives chiffon some see-through properties.
Chiffon is most commonly used in evening wear, especially as an overlay, for giving an elegant and floating appearance to the gown. It is also a popular fabric used in blouses, ribbons, scarves and lingerie. Like other crêpe fabrics, chiffon can be difficult to work with because of its light and slippery texture. Due to this delicate nature, chiffon must be hand washed very gently.
Since chiffon is a light-weight fabric that frays very easily, bound or French seams must be used to stop the fabric from fraying. Chiffon is smoother and more lustrous than the similar fabric georgette.
- Semi-transparent lace top and chiffon skirt
lustrous (adjective) Reflecting light. Synonyms: glistening, shiny, glossy Usage: There arrived through the post a small card-board box addressed to me, which I found to contain a very large and lustrous pearl.