Portrait of an Artist & Designer

Linda's love for linen!

TRANSITION WITH LINEN

Truly timeless, linen is one of the oldest fabrics referred to in historic and

religious texts. Today, it is still preferred for its properties and elegant élan.

Grown and harvested long before the introduction of herbicides and pesticides,

linen is a naturally occurring fibre.

When the weather is warm, linen is cool to the touch. When there is a chill in

the air, linen gives just the right amount of warmth. A season-less dressing

essential, you can comfortably wear linen all year round. It is particularly suited

to the transition period from summer to fall, when we long for the sun's heat to

remain, but feel the brisk approach of Autumn as the days get shorter and the

temperature drops.

Linen is machine washable with little or no shrinkage and can be hung to dry.

Skip pressing linen and the surface takes on a natural texture. Or, a steam iron

will nicely smooth it to a crisp finish for a more polished look - the choice is yours.

For designer Linda Lundström, the 'L' Linen Leather & Lace collection combines

three of her favourite elements. The natural drape and texture of the linen allows

her to create soft easy shapes with this organic and environmentally responsible

fabric.

Vintage and precious laces are combined with ribbons and linen cuttings left after

garments are cut, then stitched together to make modern, romantic collages for

trims and accessories.

Buttery soft kid leather vests in bone and ivory shades are cut with the natural

raw edges of each hide included, making each piece truly one-of-a-kind.

Some people do not like that linen wrinkles. But Lundström has a unique

appreciation of this characteristic of linen.

"The folds and creases in a linen garment form the personality of the fabric. It

as though it is expressing itself and adapting in shape to each individual who

wears it. I love that it's not perfect and flat. It gives permission to women who

wear my designs to be imperfect. The Japanese refer to this as 'Wabi Sabi', the

celebration of imperfection".

Posted on August 21, 2014 .