Agnès hardi presents this 180 centimeters by 90 centimeters scarf printed on 40 to 45g / m² cotton voile. The Bendo pattern is a geometric design based on interlacing of a high-quality print. Its Bleuet* variant is white in the center, light blue in its central part, and blue-violet at the edges.
This pattern is part of a collection of scarves with varied patterns and shimmering colors entirely designed by Agnès Hardi. There are geometric patterns, flowers, leaves, old documents, Asian or architectural inspirations. You will find different formats in this collection: the 50 x 50 cm bandana, the 90 x 90 cm square scarf, and the 180 x 90 cm stole.
All the squares, regardless of their size, are printed on 67 grams per square meter silk twill, as well as two stole patterns: Rosko and Vitralo. The stoles of the other patterns are printed on 40/45 grams per square meter cotton voile. The finish of all items printed on silk is a hand-crafted French roll. The finishes of the cotton voile stoles are machine-made flat hems.
Origin of Bendo by Agnès
One of the first exercises that the workshop manager proposed at the art school where I studied for three years, was “ribbons and buttons”. This theme seemed inexhaustible to me, and my ideas were endless. Time has passed, and nothing has changed, as I still often use as ribbons inspiration for my designs.
A few years ago, I discovered the digital archive of the Lyon textile museum and, particularly, the ribbons section. I am amazed by the finesse, the ingenuity, and the diversity of these products which have practically disappeared from use. Immortalize fabric on fabric, is, once again, my leitmotif.