Beckford Silk is proud to announce the launch of a capsule collection made in collaboration with the V&A, the worlds leading museum of art , design and performance. In this blog, we highlight the first of two ranges we have launched this summer.
This bold and colourful range celebrates the Art Deco Movement, one of the most innovative and vibrant periods of textile design. Deco design typically favoured bold lines and geometric shapes; this range artfully combines the two with its striking colour contrast and simple but visually impressive elements.
The striking pattern embellishing this silk fabric is derived from a design by F. Gregory Brown (1887–1941) for William Foxton in the V&A’s textile collection. Awarded a gold medal by the judges at the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes of 1925, the undulating design of zigzags and diamonds is unmistakably Art Deco.
Derived from a simple and beautiful pattern from almost 100 years ago, this silk fabric has a surprisingly modern, crisp feel. We are so excited about this launch and hope you’ll have as much fun playing and creating with the fabrics as we did making them.