This is the Andalusian dream
I see the first sunrays through the waving groves as I drive along the sandy road. Another trip, a new adventure. Beautiful Andalusia was high on my list for so long, feeling blessed to be here. I rented a car to explore as much as I can.
I drive through the silent desert with golden mountains of sand and robust rocks. I see the Sierra Nevada on the horizon, with the highest mountain peak called Mulhacén, 3482 kilometres high into the sky. By the look of the surrounding I can tell this area knows dry summers and soft winters as I see different shades of summer drought; orange, yellow, brown, red, and a little bit of green – an appealing palette of earthly colours.
VILLAGES TO BE FRAMED
I get lost in the plendour of the province of Granada. Alpujarras, a large spread-out valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada, is well known for its white villages that are interconnected by many paths and walking routes. I park my car and talk to some villagers.
BOATS AND BLUE WAVES
FLAMENCO IN THE AIR - SEVILLA
Rhythm and rhyme surround me as I walk through the city with a name like a lady; Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Life is out here on the streets. I see Flamenco dancers in each part of town. Performing as a way of life, they dance to seduce themselves and each other. The Soutern Spanish people breath passion, the kind of fire within I appreciate very much.
PRINTS AND TECHNIQUES
Pigment Printing – this technique uses pigment paste onto a fabric surface. Think of high quality prints in any desired pattern, colours and effects. Guaranteed washing fastness and minimum stiffening of the fabric.
Discharge Printing – this water-based print deactivates the dyes used on the natural fabric for an outcome of delicate print designs and patterns. Definitely our preferred printing technique for Indigo dyed fabrics and for printing light colours on a darker type of textile.
Digital Printing – the ink-jet method. As far as the imagination goes: vibrant colours, fine gradations and with subtle colour tones. The big plus of this technique is the minimizing environmental burden due to very little wastage of dyes and water. The print of the future!
This years collection of shorts is notable by the use of ultimate comfortable stretch quality. We offer soft peached materials with small prints, dobby structures and jog pants. For summer we will drop big all over flower and leave prints – the swim shorts come in print and solid colours.