Créations Métaphores 2017 Ever since the birth of our species, humankind has been fascinated by the universe. The light of the stars, the glow of the planets and their interaction with the natural world have inspired artists in many different cultures. For 2017 collection, Créations Métaphores has journeyed to outer space, bringing back rich ores and intricate crystals. It has probed the core of matter to fathom the mysteries of the universe and plundered the cosmos for a glitering haul of sublimely sensuous fabrics on astral themes, with the rich, muted colours and metallic glint of precious minerals. Startling new alloys of bright and dark, textured and smooth, dense and ethereal are created by melding the brands Métaphores, Vérel de Belval and Le Crin. The 2017 Collection takes the cosmos as its imaginary world. Each line alludes to it in some way, with opulent textures that reflect the light and sparkle like myriad constellations, a complex interplay of deep night-sky hues and glittering stardust, and patterns inspired by nebulae and lunar landscapes. Métaphores 2017 Collection Métaphores arrays a dazzling constellation of nine sensuous fabric lines featuring variations on the theme of the cosmos. The laminated print Discovery, sprinkles nebulae onto close-grained velvet in nine hues. The elegant geometric jacquard Prisme creates a three-dimensional effect reminiscent of crystal structures. Metallic thread woven into the fabric lends Mica a discreet sparkle, while the granual textures of Biarrtz invite us to contemplate Earth landscapes from space. Vérel de Belval 2017 Collection Vérel de Belval distils the essence of refinement with the five fabric lines that explore the nature of matter. Montaigne, a luxurious baby mohair velvet, and Madame de Pompadour, an opulent silk lampas embellished with an eighteenth-century floral design for which craftsmen have mined the riches of four centuries of Lyon textile archives. Using age-old gestures, they have awakened these fabrics of the past from oblivion and painstakingly rekindled their glowing original colors. Le Crin 2017 Collection Le Crin travels back in time to marvel a new at classics such as the satin Paddock and the companion fabrics Gala and Apparat. Featuring geometric motifs and woven in the traditional way from silken yet robust horsehair and gliterring lurex, these jacquards shimmer with a subtle iridescence. Créations Métaphores results from a complex alchemy of materials, human inventiveness and craftsmanship. The finest natural fibres, a uniquely imaginative approach to the feel and look of fabrics, and the perpetuation of traditional crafstmanship of the very highest order are melded in the crucible to produce the quintessence of refinement. All three brands combine elegance with outstanding quality, and sit comfortably alongside each other. Purpose designed for wall hangings, seating or curtains and drapes, they turn spaces into rooms, furnish decors and illuminate the settings in which we lead our lives.