Asian Fusion

Asian Fusion

Asian Fusion by Lu Peters, 2006

Asian Fusion blends the Chinese styling of Lois Ericson’s Cathay vest and blouse with authentic Japanese ikat prints. The asymmetrical vest is a machine quilted collage of fabrics, trimmed with bias binding, commercial trims, dyed fresh water pearls, square sequins, and accents of folded circles. The antique silver Chinese buttons and Lion ornaments were purchased on a trip to Beijing 20 years ago. Other embellishments include couched yarns inspired by techniques learned in a Larkin Van Horn class at a previous Festival.

The blouse features quilted horse hoof cuffs and a Mandarin collar, other traditional Chinese design elements; and the rayon pants are the un-pleated version of the Sewing Workshop’s Plaza Pant pattern.