Our new KLIMT fabric has been designed by our creative team as a much-deserved tribute to Gustav Klimt and Art Deco. Allow yourself to be bewitched by the purity of the geometric lines and the elegance of the shimmering fabrics, a true reflection of an era, the early to mid-20th century that saw the development of electricity and was marked by an exciting futuristic aesthetic. It’s a fabric with a touch of the magic of the Viennese artist it’s named after.
Art Deco was one of the most important artistic influences in the 1920s and 30s, and like all the most popular styles throughout history, it’s still with us today. The arrival of Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes on the Paris scene in 1909, together with Gustav Klimt’s consolidation of Viennese modernism, led to a total transformation of both French and European design that there was no turning back from. The oriental splendour of the set designs for the Ballets Russes, and the ethereal illustrations of Gustav Klimt full of gold and flowers, brilliant oranges, vivid blues, and greens, gave life to clothes that were ever more exotic.
Splash by Lo’s reinterpretation of this wonderful historical period in European art and design goes hand in hand with one of this year’s novelties: the incorporation of geometric diamond-patterned Jacquard with a gold Lurex thread running through the middle, a fabric with an utterly seductive feel that fits like a glove.
This new KLIMT fabric is presented in the collection in three special colours, smoky grey, salmon, and aqua green, but we’ll be happy to develop other colours for our customers on request. Our designers, with their passion for art and research, bring a touch of the exotic and the ornamental to your style. There’s something about the geometric patterns and gold thread that gives a sense of beauty and elegance.