Since summer 2015, LEMAIRE has been developing original prints derived from marbled papers and watercolors with l’Atelier La Folie. The marbled print from the Fall-Winter 2021 collection is inspired by Japanese prints. The serpentine patterns winding through the print arise from a process called suminagashi(« flowing ink »), a Japanese marbling technique where ink is floated in pure water then transferred onto a sheet of paper gently placed on the water’s surface.
This pattern is then printed on a dense and dry poplin weave cotton. This season the marbled print adorns three pieces of the women's wardrobe: an overcoat, a vareuse dress, and a vareuse top.