Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Patrick Frey shares history of French textiles in Jeddah
Patrick Frey shares history of French textiles in Jeddah
23
Feb '12
Patrick Frey, art director at the prestigious French design house Pierre Frey, shared the history of French textiles at a lecture organized in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, by the French Consul General.

Mr. Patrick took the local audience on a journey of French textiles, sharing with them the origins of the popular French textiles, the story of Pierre Frey, and the secret behind the creation of beautiful fabrics for more than 75 years.

With the help of some 30,000 digital images, he presented the story of French textile from the Renaissance period to the 21st century. During the process, he explained the change in tastes in tune with the needs and ideals of respective historic periods.

Louis XIV fabrics from the 17th century had Chinese-Indian elements and big stylized flowers.

Queen Marie Antoinette's fabrics had symmetrical trimmings, flowers, crystals, pearls and animals, designed according to the aesthetics of the 18th century.

Fabrics of Napoleon Bonaparte era had heavier and more masculine iconography, with an Egyptian influence.

A particularly significant period highlighted by Mr. Patrick in his lecture was the second half of the 20th century. He said the print of the moon designed after the first man landed on it, is part of their collection since 1971.

Pierre Frey, founded in 1935, designs, creates and manufactures fabrics and wallpapers in the purest French tradition. In addition to Pierre Frey designs, the company's rich collection of over 7,000 items includes collections from the company's other three prestigious brands – Braquenié, Fadini Borghi and Boussac.

Pierre Frey employs about 300 people and exports 70 percent of its products all across the globe.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

GST to positively impact retail value chain: CBRE

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Mar 2017

Net sales at Christopher & Banks fall 10% in Q4

Net sales totalled $85.0 million for the fourth quarter ended January ...

Courtesy: Li & Fung

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

Li & Fung forms new supply chain partnership with PVH Corp

Li & Fung Limited, the world's leader in consumer goods design,...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search