Raising a Glass to the 2017 Collection at Rubelli

The fabrics and wallcoverings that make up the collection reflect archival and pop revivals of fabrics, combined with unusual, three-dimensional prints and patterns to produce unique contrasts and illusory effects. Drawing on the past and introducing technological skill and knowledge, the collection celebrates colour and co-ordination with an endless sequence of matte and opaque yarns, an eclectic mix of fibres, irregular stripes and painterly florals on rich velvet fabrics.

Although new techniques and technological advancements are introduced, Rubelli remains faithful to tradition, and still presents its celebrated damasks, melange wools, velvets, multicoloured lampas, embroidered voile, silky taffeta and jacquard fabrics. Classic patterns have been drawn from the archive and have been redesigned.

In Cordoba, two contrasting patterns have been superimposed, combining imagery from 16th century trimmings, and aprint form an Indian Ikat, achieving the unusual worn effect.

Timeless, universal lines reference antiquity, such as in Katagami, which draws its name from the ancient katagami stencil technique, typically used in Japan for designing and dying kimonos.

In contrast to this,Vasarely, a 3-D printed fabric is a reproduction of a contemporary embroidery and transforms a digital print into a tromp l’oeil that plays with geometry and overlapping colours.