There’s a real injection of prints on my Spring-Summer mood board. And now that I have found the right fabric shop – the sky is the limit. Sergio, the owner of “Collage” from Mondovì, worked for a decade for Valentino and Ungaro until opening his small but full with treasures boutique. I am preparing an interview with him where I’ll tell you his fantastic story and show incredible designer textiles.
I was so lucky to spot Lancetti Couture 1 meter remnant, this vintage fabric got immediately my attention due to its print and quality: it’s matelasse, 100% cotton. Recently I am tending to use only natural fibres, both for main garments and linings.
Pino Lancetti is an Italian fashion designer who began his artistic career as a painter and decorator of ceramics. His international success came at the end of the 60’s when he launched clothes made of printed fabrics inspired by Chagall, Kadinsky, Klimt, Matisse and Picasso. Amongst his famous clients were Audrey Hepburn and Princess Paola (now Queen) of Belgium. In 1999 he decided to retire from the fashion world and sell his company to a business group in Turin to pursue his original passion – painting.
I did my best trying to use every bit of 1 meter remnant: the pattern is based on my favourite pattern (Burda 122/11_2012), I added cap sleeves, 60 cm invisible zipper in the back seam, the peplum is lined to give extra body.
For this dress I choose Bemberg lining, a high-quality brand of Cupro produced in Italy, it is breathable, light, durable and still has that silky exterior that looks and feels great. Bemberg is made from natural cotton and is anti-static and anti-cling for a more comfortable wear. It really does keep you feeling cool and fresh and luxuriously silky and soft. Bemberg lining is used by all the major high end fashion labels such as Hugo Boss, Armani and Zegna.
Nail polish – YSL.
Special thanks to my husband who as always provided a watchful and critical eye and a helping hand.