Just saw the latest Linwood collection from the UK. Its a collection of antiqued, timeworn floral prints on cotton velvet and linen union float alongside rich silk damasks, lace and embroidery for an eclectic, vintage feel with a knocked-back romantic aesthetic.
Inspired by original vintage fabrics from the 19th Century, these rich designs have been recreated using modern printing techniques to capture the confidence and optimism of the Fin de Siecle period.
Fin de siècleis French for "end of the century. The term sometimes encompasses both the closing and onset of an era, as it was felt to be a period of degeneration, but at the same time a period of hope for a new beginning.
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