September 30, 2005
SISLEY CASA Fall Winter 2005-2006 Collection
Sisley dresses the world's homes. The avant-garde brand for the trendiest clothing reveals its domestic side.
As from Winter 2005-2006 Sisley, in cooperation with Zorlu Holdings, is in fact launching a collection of household textiles bursting with style.
The link with clothing is inevitable and not just because of the brand's vocation, but also because of the innovative decision to transfer techniques, skills, materials, colours and ideas from clothing to household accessories.
Articles bearing the Sisley name are far removed from simple and ordinary household textiles: they are much, much more. They display the unmistakable design, mood, style and taste that are typical of the brand, but all this, paradoxically, comes after, only after, the pleasure of dressing a bed or a table with the same creative passion that Sisley devotes to its clothes for the fashionable man and woman.
From basic concepts to practical content. There are five lines: EBONY & IVORY, SPICY, SERENDIPITY,
GLAMORAMA AND ESSENTIAL.
Four environments: bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
Eighteen household articles: from sheets to throws, from towels to cushions, from duvet covers to table mats and from table centrepiece runners to tea towels, to mention but a few, all available in countless variations.
EBONY AND IVORY: extreme colours for ultimate refinement. Cotton sheets pinstriped with lurex thread, with huge roses printed on soft backgrounds or in jacquard damask fabric.
Bedcovers in bouclé wool or in satin with woven threads of raw wool. Particularly eye-catching is the blanket in pressed wool yarn. Placemats in ribbed cotton, striped and polka-dot; laser-decorated or soft lurex lounge cushions. Bathroom sets in towelling featuring the same designs used for other rooms.
SPICY: spicy colours in old-fashioned combinations. Colour mixes reminiscent of past times and faraway ethnic cultures. Sheets with a textured weave and jacquard flower design, throws in bouclé wool worthy of a tailored suit, bedcovers in satin and velvet from the Arabian Nights or in wool weaves resembling crochet, hand-knits or country-style cables. For the table, grosgrain patchwork or with herringbone and hounds-tooth design. Casual towelling weaves with threads that slipped from the loom and bergÃ¨re-style braid around bath mats.
SERENDIPITY: minimal pattern and simple elegance in neutral and faded pastel tones. Sheets featuring light stripes and checks like shirt fabrics, soft knitted blankets, bedcovers in stitched and gathered satin to create a droplet effect, a variation of the honeycomb pattern. 'Trompe l'oeil' repetition of structures on towelling articles. Ultra-light throws with large, tone on tone checks, which go well with cushions in fun fur or overcoat fabric.
GLAMORAMA: techno-opulence in the glittering shades of underground treasures: gold, copper, jade, ruby, turquoise and even crude oil. Silk, satin, velvet and iridescent cotton are favourites. Optical sheets are combined with gleaming duvets, embossed bedcovers reminiscent of Fortuny, as are the casual cushions featuring velvet polka-dots. Placemats in silk featuring an irregular weave or with velvet ribbing. Everything shines, warms, cocoons and softly caresses.
ESSENTIAL: a structural line, designed for versatility. Jacquard cotton sateen of variable weight in matt, shiny-opaque and iridescent versions, offered with a single all-over pattern: the Sisley "S". The line has a life of its own, yet blends perfectly with all the other compatible articles in the other lines. An invitation to create personalised sets and furnishings with an unmistakably Sisley flavour.