The Lost City Silk collection features the most beautiful and extravagant examples of our quality, workmanship and art for discerning clients looking for museum quality furnishings. Inventive, eclectic and wildly imaginative, our silks reflect a diversity of influences including Wiener Werkstätte, Toile de Jouy, robes from the Ottoman empire, and Mughal art and architecture.
Lost City Florals are evolved from a wide range of influences and feature complex yet elegant interpretations of classic prints and embroideries that are magnificent and timeless. Our florals are an ode to Japanese Sarasatic textiles, Indian palampores, British silk designs of the 18th century, Iznik pottery, and Ottoman art. In distilling the essence of these global styles we have created a new paradigm: interpretive embroidery that can be classified as art but is commercially available by the yard.
Each of our Botanicals is a unique yet robust work of art whose lineage can be traced to Basil Bessler’s masterpiece, Hortus Eystettensis, Theodorus Clutius’s collection of Plants and Flowers of the Renaissance, and the classic silk designs of Anna Maria Garthwaite. Lost City Botanicals are lovingly embroidered to capture the delicacy and natural beauty of plants, vines, trees and flowers.
Our Graphic collection features some of the most distinctive fabrics anywhere in the world, employing figurative styles, simple geometric elements and the use of text as a visual language. Designs in this collection draw from Richard Shoreleyker’s gothic motifs, the geometrical hand-prints on ancient Indian textiles, Iranian pottery and Edo Komon patterns of Japan. Our love of calligraphy and poetry is reflected in many of our graphic styles.