The Lelièvre group turned to be a leader and also a reference on the world scene of high end upholstery fabrics. Lelièvre’s strength comes from its deep will to keep creating and designing for its clients: its works on materials, visual aspect, feeling and colourways have always been pushed to a maximum. Lelièvre as a family company has always been faithful to its philosophy for more than 100 years. Today Lelievre remains innovative from classical atmospheres to the most contemporaneous ones and made a further step towards the fashion world with the launch of the Sonia Rykiel Maison collection in 2010 and the Jean Paul Gaultier collections since 2012.
Notable amongst the Lelièvre collections:
Evasions Kasaï was inspired by the noble land and horizons of Africa, Kasaï is a contemporary interpretation of the graphic textiles of Kuba Kasaï. These velvets were woven by hand in a 400 year old method that has been continuously reinterpreted by modern artists. The motifs are formed by networks of parallel lines creating a diverse rhythmic geometric pattern. At the same time the matt and shiny reflections, colors, full and vibrant, give depth and richness to this cut velvet.
Evasions Tropical is the iconic design for the season. This naive drawing especially created for the collection is expressed in the taperstry-weaving technique. The deep harmonious blue of the background, like the bottom of the ocean, emphasises and brings out the colors and design of each motif like decoupage. At the heart of this profuse jungle-like reef are abstract motifs in the primary colors associated with ceramics of the 1950s.We also see vintages notes and tributes to the new designsof the artists of the 1960s.
Evasions Kayap with its marriage of folklore has become an aesthetic classic already. The structure of the design is inspired by the geometric plans of formal gardens while the embroidery comes from the ethnic Kayapo tribes, native to the Amazon forest. Three brilliant colorways for curtains full of character and graphic accessories.
Evasions Lama presents the force of nature in the raw, without compromise but with a soft elegant feel. While keeping the material pure and well-balanced, the virgin wool colors, the irregularity of the fibers from the woven cocoon. Round, supple like the caress of a wild animal tamed for a brief moment.
Evasions Vacoa’s look is inspired by the Réunion Island, the local architecture, the entangled leaves of the Vacoa shrub are sublimated by the art of basketwork. A ribbon motif in relief has a 3D effect. The surface is enlivened by 11 vivid tints, bold or neutral. The feel is soft, matt and the fabric can be used for upholstery, accessories, curtains and wall-coverings with infinite possibilities.