Saturday, March 14, 2015

Collection SS2015: Ex-Libris Vichy Arashi

This is the first of three posts, taking us on a trip to the roots of the history of colour.  This artisanal line celebrates a natural pigment: indigo, the original blue.

The indigo bush’s leaves, the richest in this precious blue dye, are harvested in the Blue Village of Bangladesh.

"Arashi" (storm in Japanese) is one of the "shibori" techniques that results in diagonal stripes, reminiscent of a rainstorm.

The silk is flat-frame printed in the Hermes workshops in Lyon. Dye artisans use traditional reserve techniques to dye it with intense colours of blue.

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