Every year designers around the world put their best foot forward to design a range of fabrics that the consumer might want. Each year there are experiments and revisions; the incorporation of a new weaving machine, the change of composition in yarn or the blending of fibres, changes in dyes and the use of seasonal colours etc etc. Just like Derek Zoolander was once asked to dance like a monkey on a photo shoot - so too weaving mills and print houses have pressure put on them each year by design houses to come up with something different which they can offer their customers according to the season. Something, hopefully, which will give them a competitive edge.
Although we design a great deal of our silks ourselves, sometimes things are put under our nose which are no brainers. One such silk was the one that arrived last week which was new to one of the silk mills we deal with. This particular mill was working with textured "puffy" silks which were a combination of fine cotton 44% and silk 56%. The fabrics are now being cut as we speak into bow ties for evening wear - contrasted on the rear side with our luxury black satin silk which will make them available as a fancy black tie bow tie as well as a regular black bow tie. We hope to offer them to you in the coming weeks and if we're lucky, some of you will have them in your Christmas socks before the big day.
If you would like to know more about these new fabrics, feel free to contact us on www.lenoeudpapillon.com
|Adding texture and a 'puffy' feel to the handle of this woven jacquard silk, this blend of silk 56% and cotton 54% will be available shortly as an evening wear bow tie from Le Noeud Papillon .|