RÊVE DE BURCHELL
The 2016 collection is a blend of Jacquards cracked through with the Great Rift Valley in Africa. They are imbued with the boldness of laminated linen voiles, the sensuality of mohair velvet, the femininity of woollen satins, the softness of Suri Alpaca wool, the gaiety of printed fabrics and the freedom of textured silks. These ever more singular materials are exceptionally soft and satiny to the touch. With new shades of Burnt orange, Misia blue, Amethyst and Sienna.
« Montparnos » (meaning « the people from Montparnasse ») is a faux fur fabric with a long, dense pile and a composition that creates sheen and bounce. As you caress it with your hand another hidden colour is revealed.
LA VALSE DU CROCODILE
« La Valse Crocodile » is a viscose and cotton velvet on which a lamination was used to create this reptilian, crocodile skin effect. Its chromatic sheen is achieved by an iridescent color film. This collection of techniques bestows an incredible depth and richness of tone, to its three colorways of champagne, graphite and midnight.
The oldest and most traditional method of dyeing in the world has been used on the ‘Frivole’ voile, to obtain this totally natural, artisanal pigmentation, over all six available shades. Made in Italy, its linen warp intersects with a polyester weft, to obtain this fluted satin finish, that is at once matt and sheen.
LE GRAND RIFT
The ribbed cut Velvet Jacquard « The Great Rift » has a cracked pattern echoing the burned lands of the great African Rift. Its very tightly woven weft, like silk carpets from India, has two subtly contrasting bi-colored yarns, to give even more depth to the pattern. In thickness, its weft of plain viscose confers a natural iridescence and a soft satin touch. For intensive use, it will be ideal for upholstering your seats.
The « Swahili » print design appears on this viscose velvet, by a metallic ink overprinting: it is outlined in relief by a subtle embossed silver border on the Beige and Graphite colors; and by a gold border on the Aubergine color. Viscose brings this satin effect, and the natural shine of the velvet.
« Charleston » is a Jacquard silk on which a linen yarn, in the weft, draws sweeping movements, to create subtle matt and gloss effects
ÉTOILE DU JAZZ
« Etoile du Jazz » is a linen jacquard with a thick, dense weave. The cotton, woven in the warp, adds a hint of elasticity and softness. This fabric, in addition to the Moorish grey and alabaster colorways is available in two very luminous colorways: champagne and bronze.
LES SONGES DE STEIN
« Les Songes de Stein » is viscose velvet on which a lamination was used to create this reptilian pattern. Its iridescent shine is the work of a colored film deposited in the crevices of the pattern, after the passage of the cylinder, to impart an incredible richness of tones.
Made in England, the wool satin « La Garçonne » is produced from more than 92% spun lambswool. The nylon fiber provides a durable weave, and gives the fabric a good resistance. The effect on the hand is rare, both satiny and soft, and lends incredible refined quality to any interior.
Stylized version of our famous viscose velvet « Au Mont des Muses » (2014 collection), the velvet jacquard « Parnasse » also has an incomparable pile density and a satin feel, with incredible lustre and softness. Available in a condensed range of eleven exclusive colorways, it has a small art deco pattern that lends refined elegance. Its high Martindale score makes it ideal for upholstering seats.
L’ÎLE AUX ÉPICES
« L’île aux épices » (or spice island) is a wool satin on which the technique of digital printing has been used to apply rich and joyful color ranges, carefully balanced to produce a harmony of shades. On its pre-bleached wool base, the colors breathe out even more deeply.
« Enlacez-moi » is a silk Jacquard that gives the exceptional satin textured feel, and a mirrored surface. A colored cotton yarn brings out the monochrome satin ribbons and creates the relief pattern
« Apollinaire » is a highly original velvet of ribbed viscose. Its two-tone pile gives an absolutely unique changing effect. Run your hand over it: in addition to its extremely soft satiny feel, you will reveal the second hidden color. Its high Martindale score makes it ideal for upholstering seats.
The « Pensée Masaï » has an undulating, party-like movement; it is almost a dance. Its dotted convolutions are enhanced by an acrylic yarn that retracts under the effect of heat, during weaving. By running from point to point, it strengthens the pattern’s undulating effect. Finally, the matt and gloss contrasts of the cotton and silk yarns, add a sensual, textured feel.
The world’s oldest and most traditional method of dyeing (Cold Dyed, see details at the end of Sales Strategy) was used on this «Belle Amante » voile to achieve this totally natural, artisan pigmentation. Run your fingers over the back of the fabric: the cotton warp has undergone further chemical treatment to achieve this cashmere effect. This cotton warp intersects with one thicker woven yarns of chenille and linen; and one viscose yarn. On its surface, an ultimate laminated layer of gold, purple or silver, depending on the original background color, has been subtly deposited to produce incredibly refined voile.
« Swing Swing » is a pinned cut velvet jacquard, which adds thickness to a soft, textured feel. In the warp, a fine metal yarn of gold or silver color crisscrosses with a plain viscose yarn for an effect that is at once luminous, and gives the appearance of being unstitched.