Monday, August 25, 2008

Amy Butler: Always a classic or already cliche?

There was a little bit of controversy when Amy Butler's fabrics became available to all manufacturers but were still labeled "For non-commercial use" on the selvage. Everything has been clarified now, and Amy Butler fabrics are now available for use by manufacturers. That being said, Amy's fabrics are showing up EVERYWHERE. An unfortunate side effect of anything that enjoys so much popularity is that it runs the risk of becoming cliche. Or, just the opposite can happen and the item in question can become a classic. Do you agree? Do you think Amy Butler is doomed to be cliche, good enough to be a classic, or would you love the products/hate the products regardless?

















Images via Amy Butler

5 comments:

Rachel Mallon said...

Interesting subject. I would have to say that most of her fabrics have a timeless but modern feel to it but I think the ones that are busy and bright may become cliche.

Ashley said...

hmmm..good way to look at it Rachel. I think you may be on to something :)

Visual Vamp said...

Amy's fabrics are re-inventions of classics from the 1960-s to 1970's which were a re-ivention from the 1920's which were a re-invention of Victorian fabrics, which were a re-invention of early 1800's. I think you get where I'm going with this - classics are classics, and Amy Butler is a a classy classic! Long live re-inventing the wheel, or in this case the fabric!

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sabo_meenyo said...

isn't it so much better to see a fabric and think, "wow, that's gorgeous," wondering if it's old or new, mass produced or custom made than to see something and immediately be able to attach a name to it?! i mean, good for her--people recognize her stuff like it's the coca-cola bottle or something, but it sort of ruins it for me...

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