Just look at these amazing colours! To us this fabric looks like a celebration of twentieth century art. Did Paul Klee and Marc Chagall ever hit the pub together and knock up a fabric design? You might accuse us of art-historical sacrilege but we think this purple, green and orange printed ponte Roma jersey fabric will prove you wrong.
This vibrant and complex fabric is a medium-weight ponte Roma jersey fabric, but one with slightly more structure and less drape than some we’ve seen. That said, it’s not an example of the highly-structured ‘suiting’ doubleknits we’ve seen this season. We think our green and orange printed ponte Roma jersey fabric would be perfect for tops, dresses, skirts and perhaps a more relaxed trouser. It has very good opacity for its weight and a soft handle. The drape is a gently-rolling rather than a fluid one as you can see from this video.
Those jewel-coloured print patterns are laid over a marled grey ‘right’ side to this fabric, with the reverse a completely black colour. For that reason this probably isn’t the fabric to use for a waterfall-style jacket as you’ll see both sides of the fabric. However with the help of a knit interfacing, this vibrant green and orange printed ponte Roma jersey fabric would be more than capable of making up a jacket with lapels.
For our part, we like the idea of a dramatic, swinging top to show off this amazing print pattern to the greatest extent. With that in mind, you might want to consider the Frankie Top/Dress pattern from Tessuti.
58% polyester, 37% viscose, 5% spandex
Wash at 30 or 40 degrees – see our Fabric care pages for more information.