Geometric wax fabrics, rhythm in meaning
Looking for a geometric wax print? Look no further. Vlisco has hundreds of geometric prints for you, in any color you can imagine. Some seem to have been designed in the workshop of a mathematician, others are combining geometrical patterns with decorative illustrations like flowers or stars. Offering you such a large selection of geometric fabrics to choose from, you will find one for any occasion.
Staircase to heaven
Vlisco has been designing geometric patterns for a very long time, taking anonymous Dutch wax fabrics to Africa, where they got a name and meaning of their own. Over the years, some of these patterns became iconic. The ‘staircase’ was one of them. This geometric wax fabric, also known as ‘L’Escalier’, has become one of Vlisco’s most famous designs. Showing you the way up, it refers to growing in your own self-confidence, experience and wisdom.
As most of our fabrics are yet to be named by the African women who sell and wear them, they leave the Dutch factory with nothing but a number. This is the case with many of our new designs, like the ‘VL49600.050’, a geometric fabric revealing waves of tiny triangles, giving you lots of options to play with when designing the garments you aim to make with this real Dutch Wax Block Print. Available in 26 colours, there’s always one to match the rest of the outfit you had in mind.
Two lovers, far apart
Being geometric does not mean being meaningless, this is proven by a piece like the ‘VLW8082.002’ - a landscape displaying waves and angles, revealing various phases of the moon to those who take a better look. This abstract, decorative and geometric fabric is associated with the lives of two lovers far apart, looking at the same moon from such different positions - perhaps counting the nights before they get to see the moon from the same perspective again.
Each of us have a story to tell when choosing a new fabric or designing a new garment. To see what others have expressed with geometric Vlisco fabrics before, you can have a look in our lookbook. We would love to see what you have done with your geometric wax fabric when you are done. So please, leave us a picture to inspire others!