Florence Vermelle, the artistic director of Misia and textile specialist, has turned to Japan for her inspiration after becoming interested in the Art of Shibori.
In Japanese, this word means shaped-resist dyeing. Philosophically, Shibori works with the memory of the fabric: the experience, at the same time as the dye, are printed randomly into the heart of the cloth, producing the most unexpected, surprising and beautiful effects. An ancestral method, occurred long before textile printing was invented, and was used by master dyers for making kimonos. It can still be found today, in the modern equivalent of the tie and dye technique.
In the 2017’s launch, the silky jacquard, L’Or de Kyoto perfectly illustrates the effect of Shibori dyeing.