This finely-woven cobalt, lilac and gold abstract viscose fabric is our latest arrival from Italy. It’s a stunning painted design which resembles the sweeping curves and vibrant palette of David Hockney’s series of paintings of East Yorkshire (but that’s just our view!). It’s a fabric that will probably work best as a top, blouse or tunic but with the right design and lining, will make the ultimate dramatic statement as a dress. You can pick out any of these colours as combination opportunities – it looks fabulous with camel and rich purples as you can see from our combination images with Marne, and Grenelle.
What kind of fabric is this?
This is is a high-quality, medium-to-lighter weight viscose fabric. It’s been woven in a plain weave pattern but with a very close weave that gives a very slightly lustrous satin finish. The print design is in a very large scale (see our image with a ruler) and provides the opportunity to place the different colours and design elements strategically across your garment.
What does this fabric feel like?
Our painted gold abstract viscose fabric has a particularly smooth handle. It will be cool and very comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
As with most viscose fabrics, this is a cloth that loves to flow and ripple. You can see how this exuberant gold abstract viscose fabric moves and drapes in this video, echoing the curves and lines in its print design.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
The weave of this fabric is plain and very close, with good opacity for its weight due to the print design. You’ll be just fine with an unlined blouse or tunic and for less formal, more carefree occasions an unlined dress or skirt in this fabric will be perfectly acceptable, especially in draped designs. However a silhouette may be visible against the sun and so depending the design of a dress or skirt, a lining or a half-slip would be advisable for modesty as well as to help provide some structure.
What can I make with this fabric?
This fabric is perfect for tops, blouses and tunics. Dresses too, would be an option – though designs with more volume and less structure would work best, in that they would make the most of the drape and movement of this lilac and gold abstract viscose challis fabric.
We’d be inclined to opt for a pattern design that would allow full rein to the extraordinary painted design of this fabric – and the ‘Mersis’ Top from Pattern Fantastique would do just that. Their image shows a crisper fabric holding the volume of the sleeve in their design – but we are sure that the drape of this viscose would be just as stunning.
Viscose fibres are produced using cellulose which has been extracted from wood. As such it is a plant-based fabric and therefore more sustainable than synthetic fibres. However unless stated otherwise, chemicals will have been used to produce the viscose yarns used in textile production.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º. See our Fabric care pages for more information.