08 Oct FRIDAY FILES – “THE STRIPE”
Above: “Saint Jean de Luz” col.touron.
In 1858, the striped shirt became the official uniform of the French Navy. The design featured 21 horizontal stripes, one for each of Napoleon Bonaparte’s victories. It was said to also make it easier to spot sailors who had fallen overboard. Fashion followed with the classic breton stripe shirt, still ubiquitous today.
In the world of interiors, stripes provide a classic, fresh look. Whether it be a cotton, linen or outdoor fabric stripe, Boyac have stripes in all colours and widths to choose from. Here are our recommendations for Summer living.
BARBARA OSORIO “ENDLESS SUMMER” LINEN
As the name suggests Barbara Osorio’s linen stripe ensures a sunny disposition. Endless Summer is 100% linen, double width and pre-shrunk making it perfect for curtains and upholstery, and available in four fresh colours.
Above: “Endless Summer” available in 4 colours
AGORA “LINES” OUTDOOR FABRIC
In desperate need of a poolside holiday? This classic hotel stripe is designed for outdoor living. Agora “lines” is 100% solution dyed acrylic, water repellant with a stain resistant treatment. Available in a range of contemporary colours including our favourite green and white stripe..
Above: “Agora Lines” Outdoor fabric, available in a range of primary colours.
ANTOINE D’ALBIOUSSE “BIARRITZ” et “SAINT JEAN DE LUZ” STRIPES
Classic linen stripes inspired by the caravan of tents which used to cover the fashionable French coastal resorts during the early 20th C, the “Biarritz “ linens will fit perfectly into family homes, as well as classical interiors. This linen coordinates nicely with the “Saint Jean de Luz” stripe. These fabric may be used for making curtains and blinds also suitable for covering chairs and sofas
Above: Antoine D’Albiousse “Biarritz” and “Saint Jean de Luz” stripes.
CREATION METAPHORES “LATITUDE”
For a sophisticated stripe alternative, Creation Metaphores Latitude stripe comes in vibrant fun colours. This jacquard trevira is suitable for upholstery, curtaining and commercial seating.
Above: Creation Metaphores “Latitude”, available in 12 colours.