Color Vision fabric guide part 3: Mikado
What is mikado?
A tightly woven structured fabric woven with 100% silk or varying percentages of polyester. Mikado is often used for wedding gowns and dresses which acquire an architectural drape.
We use an italian mikado fabric for my MIA mikado dress. It's quite special because the pink is dyed on top of orange which is dyed on top of white. This causes the iridescent color of the fabric.
When to wear mikado
Mikado is the perfect fabric for formal occasions and gallas. But it's also really cool for injecting your every day style with some structure.