For Lapham’s Quarterly‘s fashion issue, designer Haisam Hussein reinvents the color wheel to show where various shades of colors were invented—from Int’l Klein Blue (Paris) to Scheele’s Green (Sweden), Turmeric (India), and Mauve (London).
Learn about the origin story for each color.
Tyrian purple was made from the secretions of sea snails… 8,500 snails were required for 1 gram of dye.
The color Madder is circa C.50 and was used to dye the tunics of Roman foot soldiers.
To see the full map, visit Lapham’s website here.