Bélinac: Subdued shine

Soieries Bélinac captures an air of subtlety and extreme sophistication by making the most of closely blended yarns.


Fineness defines the AW 2019/20 collection at France’s Bélinac.

Silks and silk/polyester blends for evening wear make room for organzas and chiffons elaborated in semi-plains, or decorated with stripes and special yarn effects. Shine is contained.

“Lurex is used in a close mix of gimped yarns, no longer in lamé. This adds to the smoothness of stripes, and introduces a more subtle shine,” says Aurélie Maillet, Head of Collections.

Jacquards with micro patterns for women’s suits and dresses rely on similar effects. Woollen blends are enhanced with Lurex yarns. Motifs with an ethnic or mosaic inspiration are discreet.

The same restraint emerges in semi-plains in jacket weights. These wool/viscose and wool/cotton blends feature chiné effects derived blended yarns. In particular, Bélinac continues its use of bi-stretch fabrics from the world of lingerie in new ways.

“The combination of stiff yarns and elastic warp yarns, due to their different shrinkages, results in quilted effects stemming directly from the weave itself,” explains the designer.

Renowned for the scope of its colour ranges, Bélinac is spotlighting three colour families for winter 2019/20. Reds, russets and fuchsia on the one hand, along with a range of greenish blues borrowed from stones and Art Nouveau ceramics, and anthracites.

Come and discover the collection at Blossom Première Vision, next 4 & 5 July!


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