Autumn Winter 17-18 Fabrics

Top & Shirt

Shirtings

A light air of wool: cotton flannels, warm handles with micro sandings and fine brushings. Plays on yarns and chiné grounds, dispersed micro-knops. Deceptively thick -looking, cosy checks in warm soft colourways. Winter ginghams, blanket and slipper-plaids.

Complex semi-plains: patterns in the shadow, in blended darks, plays on weaves combined with plays on chiné or thrown yarns, puzzle-style geometric figures. Caning effects, and textured weaves to perturb the reading of micro yarn-dyeds.

Room for emptiness: hollowed-out stripes and checks, scattered stipplings, more spaced-out micro-dobbies.


Decoration

Committed and artistic.
Bitter sweet romanticism : climbing or bouquet-style thorny roses, sticky sweet colourways… and the same in darker, negative-style versions on sombre backgrounds.
Inhabited jungles : lstifling vegetation, pervasive foliage where birds of paradise and exotic animals hide, disturbing, carnivorous flowers. Cartoon-type treatments, handmade gouache or badly inked designs… anything but photographic.
Majestic Africa : lan XXL celebration of ethnic, primitive, and shamanic interpretations.
Totally recomposed, broad brush strokes, amazing and spectacular, on delicate and light silky bases
Figurative Pop : simplified and immediately readable. Everyday fruits and objects, inspired by logos or pictograms, endlessly repeated and gaily coloured.
Architectural geometry : mathematical drawings, abstract sketches, hash marks and blueprint-style pencilling.


Knit tee-shirts and tops

Blocked knit: compact and light, mercerised cottons and refined felted wool, to structure tee-shirts like dresses or shirts.

Skin-touch softness:natural/artificial blends, almost weightless yet elastic. Velour.

Warm transparency: woolly voiles and fine ribs. Synthetic/wool jacquards and burnt-outs, transparencies made opaque with brushings and plays on hairy yarns.

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