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Classic Meets Avant-Garde with Linen Textiles at the Helm

Linen is sitting pretty as fresh faced designers choose its luster filled weave to create their high fashions for the runway at Parson School of Design.

Linen, the classic fabric is hard at work helping designers reinvent the wheel when it comes to their avant-garde designs. Linen is becoming the go-to luxury fabric for the runway.

Parson School of Design
Parson School of Design

“Linen fabrics have been reported ever since humans learned to make fabrics, and from many civilizations,” says Margaret Frey, professor of fiber science and apparel design at Cornell University. “Linen is harvested from the stalk flax plant, which grows in cooler climates than cotton and is robust against insects and drought and is also quite beautiful.” Designer Eileen Fischer has been using Linen as the staple textile in her collections for decades and it looks like the young New York Fashion scene is taking notice.

Linen Fashion
Linen fashion gets noticed

Ulster Linen was recently asked to sponsor the linen textiles for Parsons School of Design MFA student Venice Wanakornkul. Venice was chosen to debut her high fashion linen collection at New York Fashion Week in September.

Ulster Linen was able to attend the private debut of her collection; which will brave the catwalk this fall at NYFW. This incredible fashion forward collection will also be featured in none other than Vogue Magazine.

Linen Apparel
Linen Apparel

On June 6th Ulster Linen attended the 2018 MFA Fashion Design & Society Graduate Exhibition OPENING RECEPTION. The opening reception was a private event and we were given a sneak peek at some incredible designs right here in Brooklyn, NY.

This incredible collection can be viewed from June 6th-June 11th at PARSONS School of Design. The work in progress exhibitions will show all the student’s process/ portfolios/ samples and half of the final collection garments will also be finished for the exhibition. For more details message us at

Parson School of Design
Venice at Parson School of Design

On September 7th-13th 2018 The MFA Fashion Design and Society program will present the MFA collections at New York Fashion Week. Want to know more? Be sure to follow along at;

At Ulster Linen, our reputation for quick, courteous service and high quality products is well known. Ulster’s longevity (oldest US Linen Company of its kind, still active) is the result of placing the customer’s needs first and carrying ample stock of both standard and wide width linen. Whether your project requires Irish linen, Belgian linen or any Western European linen, nobody has a larger selection stocked here in the Unites States.

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