The historic French company Sfate et Combier, based in Lyon, is very well known for high standard silk weaving that you can find in luxurious ready-to-wear brands.
We have designed two Jacquard fabrics through the “lancé-découpé ” process in which threads are temporary left aside during the weaving step, then “shaved” to give a lighter effect to the fabric.
The mass of thread are usually “shaved”, however, by choosing to keep them “floating”, the first fabric presents a “vibrant” upside down which conveys an obvious reversibility feeling. For the second fabric the long floating green Lurex threads are kept inside the double lining fabric, producing a reflection effect which echoes to the net patterns diffracted by the water. In order to bring textured patterns, giving white rope and oranges a relief effect, we played with an endless variety of colourful and textured threads.
This partnership has allowed us to conduct a fascinating study around the ornamental impact of a specific weaving technic.