Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel Doriss, Design Director for Pollack in Soho to view the Spring 2013 Collection. I love the process of seeing and feeling the fabrics, as well as, meeting the team of designers behind the collections.
WE LOVE COLOR, the Spring 2013 Collection, offers 20 designs, 6 drapery fabrics and 14 upholsteries. The collection is available in POLLACK’s showroom in Manhattan’s famed D&D Building as well as in fine showrooms throughout the United States.WE LOVE COLOR, CULTURED COTTON and CARRIAGE CAR: Color runs the gamut with WE LOVE COLOR, CULTURED COTTON and CARRIAGE CAR, a trio of unique surfaces. The twisted yarn used in WE LOVE COLOR works in a small basket weave and brushes the surface with faint vertical strokes of tone-on-tone color. CULTURED COTTON’s simple equation is that very fine mercerized cotton yarns, a warp satin construction, double width looms and a long, refined color line equals the essential, affordable window fabric. It is further enhanced by its 12 charismatic color offerings. CARRIAGE CAR, with the appeal of cotton velvet, offers a dense all-polyester pile, combed with delicate horizontal voids via a fine cotton slub yarn in the ground weft. DOTTIE and DO SI DO: Exuberant texture in clear colors is the theme of DOTTIE and DO SI DO. DOTTIE takes the optical route, with rows of dimensional matelasse dots aligned in a lustrous grid on a corded cotton ground. DO SI DO turns to a lively bouclé yarn to weave its soft, nubby surface. ETCHED FLORAL: Embroidery acts as an artist’s tool in ETCHED FLORAL, sketching confident strokes of metallic color on a douppioni ground, drawing abstract forms that assemble into flowers and fill the remaining space. In the end, the surface becomes a remarkably evanescent experience of light and shadow. RUFFLE starts simply enough, with two layers of fabric -one, a bare whisper of nylon organza, the second, a reflective polyester taffeta. The two are embroidered together at regular intervals with sinuous lines of stitching, while a laser cuts only the taffeta into wide vertical ribbons that seem to hang freely in the air.
Thanks Rachel and Jennifer for the tour and sharing your beautiful Spring 2013 collection.