Dutel Creation loves fluidity! Flowing cut-yarns, sweeping ottomans and sinuous cloqués call on all our senses
France’s Dutel – a vertically-integrated weaver of elaborate couture fabrics – showcases an impressive array of fancies and jacquards created to “empower the notion of fluidity”. From chiffon blouse-weights to denser woollen coat-weights, each fabric is engineered with an effortless, beautifying flowing motion. A dedication to fluidity that Dutel uses to decrease fabric weight wherever possible.
Design-wise, a cross-cultural influence runs through Dutel’s AW1920 pre-collection. With “Radical”, “Amazone” and “Ballet Russe” inspirations, the fabric range veers between opaques and patinated metallics, partly monochrome and bi-coloured fantasies, consistently flirting with a textured expressivity. Visuals are dynamic, thanks to the combination of tactile surface interest, rich pattern mixes and intense colours.
Three takeaways from the DUTEL AW1920 pre-collection:
- Fluid cut-yarns, ottomans, brocades and cloqué constructions take to the fore.
- Soft, refined tones punctuated by an evanescent sprinkling of gold and copper; warm tones inspired by the coats of horses; dense marine, prune and royal blue rounded out by a deep burgundy are all key nuances.
- A plethora of stripes and checks, writings inspired by phone texts and monograms, arabesques and esoteric allusions, and vivid animal patterns create an iconography with impact.