The Studio Collection - Now Available

The Studio Collection - Now Available

The Studio Collection is ethereal in texture and palette with seven exquisite designs drawing on diverse art forms from the flow of classical ballet to the composure of Japanese poetry.
Creating fabric of such intricacy is an art. Unique fabrics made using the finest natural fibres - linen, wool and silk, that celebrate the dedication of master craftsman and abstruse weaving techniques passed down from generation to generation.
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Bernie de Le Cuona invited Edward Watson, principal dancer at The Royal Ballet in London to express the beauty of the fabrics through dance, now captured in a series of images directed and photographed by Damian Foxe. The fibres of the fabric and human body interlace. Imagination, presence and ability to translate textiles into movement makes this an ambitious piece of artistic expression. A first for an interior fabric house that pushes design boundaries.

Edward Watson commented,

'It was a privilege to work with Damian and Bernie to try and express the detail, work and quality of the fabrics. That’s what we do as dancers, expose the beauty of the work, the movement and the stories that they create.'

On the concept behind the shoot, Damian said,

'The connection being human beings, our physical bodies and the textiles that surround us is a theme that I love to explore through my work. At a fundamental level, all textiles consist of fibres, much like the anatomical structure of the human body, and it is this parallel that I wanted to explore through photography and the art of dance. I am incredibly inspired by the physicality of ballet and how it pushes the body to the furthermost point of its physical capabilities. And then whilst speaking to Bernie about how she approaches her design process, I felt she too was pushing textiles to the very limits of where the fibres would allow her to go. The multi-layered, hand-worked nature of her creative process seemed to me just as much an artform as dance is. And so, I wanted to explore the point at which these two artforms collided, pushing both to the edge of their physical limitations and looking at what the fabric would do if incorporated into such a performance. I wanted to explore the edges of the scenario, where textile meets body, where does one begin and the other one end. I asked Edward to approach the textiles as he would a dance partner who he was working with for the very first time, tentatively with but a sense of discovery and fascination, as if encountering a brand new point of view and a new way in which to experience the world.'  

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