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Question ID# - 115
What is the history of twill fabric?
Twill is a weave used to create the easily recognizable lines in a serge or gabardine fabric...both well-known twills. The British Ghurkas in India used cotton twill for their uniforms and wool twill became popular in WW2 uniforms for it's long-wearing, crisp appeal...such as the Eisenhower jacket. After the war, rayon twill became very popular for civilian use because of it's wonderful drapey properties... clothes from that era are highly prized and sought after by vintage clothes collectors today.
11/14/2003 7:06:41 AM
Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.