Well beyond the famous tweeds, the UK’s Laurent Garigue creates an enchanting winter with dazzling colours spilling across jerseys, satins, and even futuristic weaves.
“We ask clients to take an optimistic view of winter 2019-20,” says Laurent Garigue, CEO of the eponymous British mill, whose collection artfully combines freshness and originality. For Blossom Première Vision, this is seen in the choice of bright colours enlivening a broad range of fabrics: tweeds of course, along with jerseys, satins, wool crepes and brushed mohair with a quite hairy look. “Our shades don’t come from a standardized or uniform colour bath. Customers appreciate these novel shades,” says Garigue.
At the factory of this historic haute-couture supplier, the offer of tweeds, known for their singular handles, has been rounded out to respond quickly throughout the year to the diverse needs of women’s ready-to-wear. To this end, a stock service guarantees a permanent availability of colour ranges without minimums.
Looking both to the past and future, the collection unveils updated classics, mainly in natural fibres. New plain wool crepes are available in no fewer than 70 colours.
In a forward-looking vein, metallic polyesters show off futuristic, unstructured weaves. “These slightly strange products look far into the future,” explains the weaver, “which is just what certain luxury houses like to do.”