This print was conceived in the French studio Atelier Brunette. Designer Annabelle Kumar’s timeless patterns escape the latest fads and draw on the artist’s own harmonious color palette. That means her fabrics always combine well and, if Annabelle’s color space is your cup of tea, you can be sure that you’ll always find something you like.
The Lucie River/Ochre pattern is inspired by the pointillist paintings of French artist Lucie Cousturier. A pointillist picture is entirely made up of tiny points or dots, such as those that form the basis of this design. Here we see a smattering of dots the color of the evening sky set against a dark blue background with pale pink leaves and russet berries / cream dots set against a golden ochre background with pale pink leaves and dark berries. The print is dynamic, but never loud.
What to use it for
This fabric is a crêpe weave made of EcoVero. Crêpe is known for its subtle, pebbly texture. This one is slightly supple, with a gentle drape, but can also hold its shape to some extent (especially compared to the liquid drape of silk crêpe or crêpe de Chine) so it can be used for more structured cuts: a tailored shirt, a princess dress with a full skirt. It is a breathable fabric with a slight cooling effect, so it can stand up to a summer day or an over-heated interior.
Good for the planet
EcoVero is rayon’s eco-friendly cousin. The trademark, owned by Lenzing, is only applied to rayon viscose made to strict sustainability standards. The raw material is wood from sustainably managed forests. The manufacturing process itself, from tree to fiber, has been optimized to minimize its impact on the environment. In terms of water consumption, chemical use, and overall carbon footprint, EcoVero rayon is the most ecological textiles currently available, surpassing even other environmentally friendly rayons such as modal and lyocell. What’s more, it’s entirely recyclable!
Machine wash cool (30°C). Iron on cotton setting. This is a very fine fabric, use a low spin cycle – gentle handling will extend its lifespan.