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Fall 2016: Wonderland

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Tuesday June 28, 2016
POSTED BY: Maryanne Solensky

Two perfectly paired attributes – color and whimsy – bring this new collection into focus. Wonderland, the namesake shown above, is a modern take on the French toile tradition of scenic prints.  Stepping into an embroidered realm, it meets with a poetic party of whimsical animals and artifacts, all caught up in the motion of streaming vines.  On a natural linen ground, this world is drawn with nine colors of viscose and a lush mix of stitch lengths, directions and styles that shade and contour the motif.

White pairs with bright color in this lighthearted group.  From the top: Giverny, a painterly velvet, is streaked with eight colors of viscose pile that blend into a downpour of saturated, luscious color.  Voided areas reveal the ribbed ground that interrupts the dense surface with slits of woven texture.  Spontaneous and playful, Splatterwear's polyester motif is woven against a spun cotton ground.  Tweedy Pie, with an air of nonchalant luxury, weaves an exaggerated, loopy two-color bouclé with hefty, thirsty cotton chenille yarns.  With an Art Deco flair, the bold zigzag of Tipping Point celebrates the line – whether it’s drawn with dense acrylic chenille that blooms as richly as a velvet, or if it’s the finer voided line that reveals the canvas-textured ground.  The clipped and flipped herringbone graphic balances the two in a jazzy, angular rhythm.  In Clockwork, nostalgia for a world of springs and gears drove this graphic design, where silhouettes of imaginary machine parts float freely across a fine basketweave ground. 

Over a length of 63”, Analog expands its bold repeat, with block-patterned stripes stacked in an exuberant geometric motif.  Saturated colors add their own intensity as twelve weft colors combine with the two-color warp to create the vibrant palette of fifteen unique shades.  Even more tonality comes with varying weave effects, such as the delicate horizontal lines created by groups of bundled yarns.

Light glints off Hollywood and Vine's dense embroidery, shading into mercurial tones as the direction of the stitches change.  Even the doublecloth organza ground, woven of silk and polyester, adds to the glamour of this extraordinary fabric with the watery illusions created by its shifting moiré.

These new designs join our Pure label; from the top: fur-like Zsa Zsa, the epitome of drama, personality and style, is woven with loosely spun alpaca, which mimics a luxurious panné pile when its long fibers are brushed onto the surface.  Wool Inlay combines refined worsted wool, a classic dobby weave pattern and softly heathered yarn in this reversible design, suitable for either upholstery or drapery.  Alpaca Ridge offers a luxurious pile in a simple stripe of horizontal ribs, formed as the construction lays down pile in three directions.

Indoors or Out - these designs add sophisticated options for upholstery.  Peruvian Stripe and Peruvian Check are woven with solid and heathered Sunbrella® yarns in two coordinating designs, especially notable for their soft, cotton-like hand.  Choose either the stepped design, treading up and down adjacent blocks in perfect rhythmic geometry, or the upbeat horizontal stripe.  Surface and shading are the keywords for the third design, Pebble Check, which mixes colors and several Bella-Dura® yarns for an invitingly rustic texture.  A large check takes shape, defined by clear vertical lines and gradual tonal changes along the horizontal edges.  All three designs are bleach cleanable and test to 100,000 Wyzenbeek doublerubs.

A charming botanical design drawn from the archive of a French mill, Vineyard takes on a strong and graphic contemporary flair by simplifying the original art to a one-color silhouette, imbuing the line and forms with an engaging hand-drawn character and repeating the motif in a closely spaced halfdrop.  Heavy and lustrous viscose yarn works the raised needlepoint-like motif against the ground's soft striae. 

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TAGS:  Pollack, Fall 2016 Collection, Wonderland, Giverny, Splatterwear, Tweedy Pie, Tipping Point, Clockwork, Analog, Hollywood and Vine, Zsa Zsa, Wool Inlay, Alpaca Ridge, Peruvian Check, Peruvian Stripe, Pebble Check, Vineyard


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