More about Pollack’s Spring 2014 collection
As we mentioned last month, there are 28 patterns. I want to talk to you about 4 fabrics in this spring collection which makes up the FINISHING SCHOOL collection.
This spring, Pollack introduces “Finishing School”, a group of four textiles whose surface charm and sophisticated look are achieved through special finishing techniques.
Three yarns, a polished silk warp and two colors of mercerized cotton in the weft, shape the complex, shifting geometry of DASHING, a new PURE textile. One of the filling yarns colors the ground, against which the other two yarns create horizontal rows of eroding forms. Structured around a dainty grid, each yarn colors in various squares for a fluid design that gently steps between the colors and fibers. DASHING has a special finish that presses down the yarns so that they are light reflective like little mirrors. Shown in wampum, sun ray, violin, carnelian and gold, carved marble & silver sapphire.
If you don’t normally associate ‘embroidery’ and ‘cool’, IMPRESSARIO will make you reconsider. On a nylon ground (the same fabric used in RUFFLE and SNEAK PEAK), polyester yarn is embroidered in small rectangles so densely that they actually mound up on the surface. A chintz finish applies pressure and calendaring adds heat, a combination which transforms the individual threads into lustrous, dimensional embellishments. Shown below in chalk and licorice.
When a soft, fine linen yarn – textured with its thick and thin profile – is woven into a lilting weight of fabric, a gorgeous drape is guaranteed, as ICED LINEN amply proves. And when that same distinctive fabric is lightly glazed with a pearlized print, it will ice your windows year round with its simple and sophisticated take on high fashion for the window. The “green” fabric content also comes completely from rapidly renewable sources and is available in two colorways, ice crystal and stardust.
The basis for this novel fabric is a Jacquard weave that deflects the typically uniform horizontal ridges of an ottoman construction. Formed by the fine nylon warp stuffed with heavy cotton yarn, the ribs settle into a stratified, organic motif. After piece dyeing, the face is ‘kiss printed’ with a pearlized silver pigment that colors only the high points on the surface. The recessed areas remain unprinted and shadowy, intensifying a sense of sculptural depth. Shown below in frozen pond, antique mirror, mica & silver leaf.