Saturday, August 6, 2016
When a new pigment color is invented, like the brilliant blue of YInMn, it's a big deal. It's truely a new blue for fashion. In the past, vintage fashion, textiles and even illustrations were confined to the blues available at that time. Many were made from precious resources, such as the first blue created by the Egyptians. Lapis lazuli produces a blue that has been used for centuries.
The problem with most blues is that they are not permanent. They fume fade to pink or lavender. They bleed out in water and oil. Finding a bright blue that is fade resistant is news worthy. Recently a blue was discovered through an unrelated science research. You will want to read more about this news story, it's amazing to think that we now have a new color!