L.A.M.B. Dictionary

This is a collection of words found throughout descriptions and discussions of L.A.M.B. to help you figure out the world of fashion.

Avignon -
A city of southeast France on the Rhone River. It was the seat of the papacy from 1309 to 1378 and the residence of several antipopes from 1378 to 1417. In reference to Avignon Wool.

Boudoir -
A woman's private sitting room, dressing room, or bedroom.

Cashmere -
Fine, downy wool growing beneath the outer hair of the Cashmere goat.

Ermine -
A weasel of northern regions, having a black-tipped tail and dark brown fur that in winter changes to white.

Flocked -
To texture or pattern with pulverized wool or felt. An inferior grade of wool added to cloth for extra weight.

Flange -
A protruding rim, edge, rib, or collar used to strengthen an object, hold it in place, or attach it to another object.

Georgette -
A sheer, strong silk or silklike clothing fabric with a dull, creped surface.

Intarsia -
A knitted design resembling a mosaic that is visible on both sides of a fabric.

Jabot -
An ornamental cascade of ruffles or frills down the front of a shirt, blouse, or dress.

L'agneau -
This is the word for lamb in the French language.

Lapis -
A color that may range from billiant, to medium royal, to dark blue. It is based on the color of the lapis lazuli gem stone.

Ombre -
Design that has graduations in color, usually it is shades of one family of color or can change colors, such as from green to blue.

Peplum -
A short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress.

Slub -
A slightly twisted roll of fiber, as of silk or cotton. A soft thick nub in yarn that is either an imperfection or purposely set for a desired effect.

Tencel -
Tencel® is the trade name for a new fiber called lyocell. Like rayon, Tencel® is made from the wood pulp found in trees harvested for this purpose, although it uses a more costly manufacturing process. Tencel® is breathable, has a beautiful luster, soft drape and is comfortable to wear. It accepts and retains dyes better than rayon and is more absorbent than cotton. It's also a very strong fiber, which means a longer lasting garment. It resists shrinking and usually can be machine-washed and tumble-dried.

Viscose -
A thick, golden-brown viscous solution of cellulose xanthate, used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane. In reference to Viscose rayon.

Wisteria -
Any of several climbing woody vines of the genus Wisteria in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of showy purplish or white flowers.

Zaldy -
New York City Designer who lives in landmark Chelsea Hotel. Was LAMB's head designer from Spring 04 to Fall 07.