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
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
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".