TARTAN

a colored plaid of varying sizes typical of the Celtic peoples – in Scotland, it has become one of the symbols with which clans identify and distinguish themselves

BACON – LEIRIS, CROSSED STYLISTIC PORTRAITS

“I have often seen, in the past, at the back of the bar on the Pont-Royal in Paris, Leiris and Bacon together, leaning towards each other in complicit conversation. I liked to watch them, Leiris being serious and Bacon trying to be.” Philippe Sollers, Francis Bacon’s Passions. Bacon was only lately recognised in France. His […]

HOUNDSTOOTH PATTERN

The houndstooth pattern is created by a particular weave repeated identically. It is a “yarn dyed” pattern : the threads of fabric are dyed before weaving. The houndstooth pattern is thus created through the weaving phase. The interlacing of the patterns is done by weaving the same number of weft threads above and below. A […]

THE TWEED

The river that runs between England and Scotland is the Tweed. By extension, the carded woollen fabrics made on its banks are named after it. Around 1850, the tailor Humann made the first sports suits out of tweed. It was then used to make robust jackets for Scottish farmers and fishermen. This wild wool, which […]

PRINCE OF WALES CHECK

« The ‘Prince of Wales’ will be king this spring. » – Adam, February 1939. The Prince of Wales Check is a complex pattern whose existence goes back to the XIXth century. It is shaped from a Glen Urquhart Check on which superimposes a windowpane check that can be blue, green, red or simply black. […]

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