“But if someone had told my grandmother that Swann, as a son of Swann, was perfectly “qualified” to be received by all the “beautiful
In vogue during the 1970s when the material was rediscovered by several fashion houses, the loden was adopted by an intellectual elite.
“A bit rock, a bit punk, a bit electronic, pretty chic.” Jean-Yves Perrin, Frenchy but Chic, 1980
Initially intended as workwear for Scottish peasants and workers, the flannel production process was later refined into a more valuable fabric suitable for suiting.
“We were all out of work so we were going to the charity shops – we were accidentally dressed by Oxfam. In the early 90s, these stores weren’t filled with Gap T-shirts, they were selling clothes made 10 or 15 years earlier. We looked like we had adopted a retro chic style, but in truth […]
The 3-piece suit, or full suit (jacket, trousers and waistcoat) appeared in Great Britain under the impetus of King Charles II who introduced it into the dress code of the Court in 1666. English aristocrats were already wearing long jackets with trousers made of the same fabric, but King Charles II added a 3rd element: […]
On the banks of the River Mersey, between Liverpool and New Brighton, Tom Wood photographs the youth of the mid-1980s trying to fill the void and boredom. Ferry accros the Mersey: first contact with the youth of Liverpool In his first series of photographs Ferry accros the Mersey (1985), Tom Wood captures young people killing […]
“The light diffracted in a prism is the symbol of the 80’s, whereas in the 70’s we were talking more about shadow. Here we are splashed with multicoloured rays that drip onto white dinner jackets like vanilla in a whisky and coke.” Alain Pacadis, Nightdealing, Libération, 24 octobre 1979. After May 68, intellectuals and artists, […]
cashmere • natural fibre of animal origin, derived from the long winter undercoat of cashmere goats, sheared or brushed off the chest during their spring moult. Its name comes from the region of Kashmir, where this fibre was originally processed. Its production and manufacture are limited to the geographical area of origin of the goats, […]
The herringbone pattern has its origins in the architecture of ancient Rome, when the Romans developed this architectural pattern for paving. However, it was through the production of textiles that the herringbone pattern developed on a European scale. The weaving technique of the herringbone pattern Constructed with a twill weave, the herringbone is easily recognisable […]