Thursday, March 24, 2011

A new take on stripes

The Christian Lacroix Arles Collection for Designer's Guild contains this broken stripe pattern printed on crisp 100% cotton "designed to to replicate the look of a crushed striped couture gown." Not stripey enough, you say?

Sol y sombra

The straight up and down variety is available in cotton and silk.


More stripes. This time with a full width's worth of painterly colors in one repeat.  Digital print on cotton poplin, horizontal repeat 137cm.

Intricate embroidery stripes on an ivory silk satin ground.

A closer look.

Riviera, Sol y sombra with added floral embroidery, Tempera, and Forum (the Jacquard grisaille scene of Arles at left) have also been interpreted as cushions and rugs. You can see them at  accessories by Lacroix under Lifestyle Brochures on the DG site; they are are very well done.


  1. Love the grisaille pillow...wanted to rush out and buy 2! (will have to wait for that 2 for 1 sale!). The whole moody and striped composition with touch of carmine red is fabulous. Trish

  2. Trish: Thanks very much for coming by. I know how much you love fabrics - some of the Lacroix collection I may even prefer is at the link. The embossed linen, the cut velvets...

  3. The op art mayhem of Riviera is singing my name. Looking forward to your unraveling threads for us.

  4. HbD: So there you are! It is such a joyful design, I couldn't help but think of showing you. If ever you really use it, I hope to get a photo peek. I'm so glad you will be weaving in and out with me here, HbD!