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Fabrics for autumn/winter 2018/9 are a heady cocktail of contradiction

It is not surprising that when the future is uncertain, designers create strong, strident looks to face the unknown, alongside those that evoke nostalgia to represent more gentler, familiar times, says silk fabric specialists Pongees, whose new season’s collection is full of contradictory qualities and colours to address these diverse trends.
Shortly available to buy online from its new website, Pongees offers fabrics with tensile strength and lustre, that are structural yet soft.  Incorporating contrasting fabrics in the new season’s designs is also a trend so Pongees is offering crisp structural tulles and organzas  that will add drama to luxurious, lustrous satins and marocains; and crepe de chines and georgettes to increase depth and emphasise motion and movement.
Best known for its extensive colour palette, steel, graphite and pewter shades appear in stretch satins, which contrast with lily and dusky chiffons; peach, blossom, blush, melba, sable and nude to evoke a feel for a bygone era.
As the fascination for textiles and traditional art from indigenous cultures continues from last season, every corner of the globe is explored – from the Russian Steppes to the Mojave Desert.
Vivid, vital and nurturing desert tones - rust, amber, crimson, burnt orange, turquoise, lapis, emerald, sapphire, ruby and jade  - are just as important as cool mountain hues, ocean greens and midnight blues which can be found in the collections of crepe de chines, stretch georgettes and 3D laces.
For bridalwear, subtle shades of blush, blossom, dusky pink and ballet, create a peaches and cream colour palette, warming and flattering for a winter wedding, as an alternative to classic hues such as endless shades of white and ivory.
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Note to Editors
Pongees is a British company specialising in luxury silks, selected by leading couture houses and fashion, lingerie and bridalwear designers.
It complements its extensive collection of plain chiffons, habotais, georgettes, organzas, crepe de chines and crepe and stretch satins, taffetas, duchess satins and douppions, some of which are available in more than 150 shades, with exquisite damasks and brocades, motifs and appliqués.
Fabrics are available from stock, enabling small minimums, with next day delivery.
Pongees can also supply specially dyed or woven qualities to meet customers’ specific requirements.
 
For further information, please contact:
Nick Moore at Pongees
Nick@pongees.co.uk
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7739 9130

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