Selvedge is a magazine that acknowledges the significance of textiles as a part of everyone’s story. From why we love the sound of a needle pulling thread through taut linen, to why we are fascinated by the clothes we wear and the fibres we unknowingly rely on. Selvedge is dedicated to finding and nurturing textiles from every angle believing that textiles unite all humanity and in surveying the development of society it is clear that textiles appear as the protagonist.
This issue: No matter the genre, dresses tell stories: their messages can be read in novels, TV shows, red carpets, and films, where they cement characters and plot in our imagination. In this issue, we unpick embellishment; from the sequins and plumes that adorned glamorous women and fueled enormous industry, to the work of Des Midinettes of Paris.