This classic black and white collection, Adesso,  is an exploration of unusual weave structures as viewed through the prism of architectural spaces. It draws inspiration from the restructuring of the metropolitan landscape, focusing on light and shade and contrasts of strength and fragility. The design process has been informed by the aesthetics of buildings under renovation, particularly the post-earthquake restoration of the small town of L'Aquila where the strange beauty of scaffolding and structural support is both sadly haunting and life affirming. 

The range comprises a number of heritage-feel fabrics that are durable and suited to outerwear or furnishings, as well as some attention-seeking work suited to less heavy-use.  These statement pieces showcase innovative interlacing of luxurious yarns, which give the collection movement and warmth. The name ‘Adesso’, Italian for ‘now,’ was chosen to suggest something a little different but of the moment

Jacquard Check wool fabric, inspired by scaffolding.

Jacquard Check wool fabric, inspired by scaffolding.

Hand woven silk and wool three layered fabric

Hand woven silk and wool three layered fabric

Dobby woven silk, wool and cashmere exploiting loose weave structures on a sound structural  base

Dobby woven silk, wool and cashmere exploiting loose weave structures on a sound structural  base

Another soft dobby woven silk and wool fabric

Another soft dobby woven silk and wool fabric

Silk with wool, hand woven on a Texel dobby loom

Silk with wool, hand woven on a Texel dobby loom

Jacquard woven interlaced fabric. Cashmere and wool 

Jacquard woven interlaced fabric. Cashmere and wool 

Hand woven on Texel dobby loom using an alternating (end on end) warp of black wool  and matural silk warp.

Hand woven on Texel dobby loom using an alternating (end on end) warp of black wool  and matural silk warp.