Burnout t-shirts? Yay or nay? I have owned quite a few burnout t-shirts over the years, so I suppose they were (and maybe they still are) a yay. The process for creating burnout fabrics is actually quite interesting. Traditionally, burnout patterns were something created using velvet. Now, burnout fabrics consist of a blend of protein-based fibers (e.g. silk) and cellulose-based fibers (e.g. cotton) which have a more t-shirt-y feel. A chemical is used to dissolve the cellulose-based fibers only, leaving behind the semi-transparent burnout pattern. The look is surprisingly feminine and sexy, I suppose because it is semi-transparent. This makes me wonder then, can the burnout look transfer to other aspects of fashion design? What about handbags? It seems Simone Camille has given it a try! Meet the Dash Clutch!
Now this burnout seems to be in a more “traditional” sense. No, this isn’t velvet! It is actually haircalf leather and the “burnout” area is a contrasting blotch where the hair has been removed. I love the color combination on this piece too. The reddish brown calfhair gives way to a dark blue burnout area. The color combination alone had me sold on this clutch. It is perfect for fall! This large pouch-style clutch also features a zip closure and extra large tassel embellishment. It is a simple design, but sometimes understatements have a way of making a huge splash!
Retails for $260