DE BONNE FACTURE - Edition 12


De Bonne Facture - Edition 12 
Spring Summer 2019
Inspiration
"EDITION 12 IS INSPIRED BY THE PAINTERS, CERAMICISTS, MATERIALS, AND LANDSCAPES OF VALLAURIS AND THE ESTEREL MOUNTAINOUS RANGE, IN THE SOUTH EAST OF FRANCE. IN THE 1950S AND 1960S, THE TOWN OF VALLAURIS BECAME HOME OF THE RENEWAL OF CERAMIC ARTS AND CRAFTS, NOTABLY AFTER PABLO PICASSO MOVED THERE AT THE END OF THE 1940S. 

THE STYLES ARE INSPIRED BY ARTISTS’ CLOTHES, FROM CASUAL ELEGANCE TO WORKWEAR. OUR REFERENCES INCLUDE PICTURES OF WILFREDO LAM, PABLO PICASSO, AND A SELF-PORTRAIT FROM FRIDA KAHLO WHERE SHE IS WEARING A MAN’S SUIT AND SHIRT. VINTAGE PICTURES FROM THAT ERA ALSO SHOW POTTERS AND PAINTERS WORKING WITH RELAXED SHIRTS AND TROUSERS IN THEIR ATELIERS OR WEARING CASUAL SUITS WITH POCKETED SHIRTS AND DRAWSTRING TROUSERS IN THEIR STUDIO. 

OUR PALETTE FOLLOWS THE COLOURS OF THE LOCAL EARTHS AND STONES, THAT RANGE FROM TAN TO CLAY RED, WITH THE REDDISH HUES OF THE ESTEREL MOUNTAIN RANGE AND THE WASHED BLUE COLOR OF THE SEA IN THE COAST. 

WE HAVE WORKED WITH A SELECTION OF NATURAL FABRICS WITH AN EFFORT IN SUSTAINABILITY. THIS EDITION MAINLY FEATURES BRUSHED AND WASHED BELGIAN LINENS, INCLUDING AN ORGANIC, UNDYED ONE, JAPANESE DRY CHINO COTTONS, AND ORGANIC, PFC-FREE, WATER-REPELLENT VENTILE FOR OUR OUTERWEAR. WE ALSO USED A CLASSIC PRINCE OF WALES PATTERN ON A SOFT CASUAL LINEN FROM NORTHERN ITALY."
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