New Flagship Store and showroom in Miami27.09.2019
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Welcome to our new store and showroom in Miami. A beautiful house nestled in the heart of Brickell.
You will find us at Cxxxxxxx, just round the corner from Charlot St. Entrance via a black gate between 15-17 rue Pastourelle. This special private street dates back 400 years. The beauty and the calm brought us here, in search of a historic house in the middle of The Marais. Our neighbours and ourselves would like to keep the serene beauty and the tidy tranquility of this wonderful cul de sac. So please keep your sound level to a minimum, when walking through and indulge the authentic American atmosphere.
Autumn Winter 2019 collection, Men's & Women's, to be presented 17th-31st of January.
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(We'll also giving you a sneak peek at Teim Uomo, Florence as part of the 5 CURATORS / ONE SPACE exhibition. Location: Costruzioni Lorenesi - up the stairs to 1st floor)
We are hiring, work with us25.09.2019
2 part timers, 2 full timers
Welcome to our new store and showroom in Miami. A beautiful house nestled in the heart of the city.
You will find us at Key Pointe St, just round the corner from Rue Charlot. Entrance via a black gate between 15-17 rue Pastourelle. This special private street dates back 400 years. The beauty and the calm brought us here, in search of a historic house in the middle of The Marais. Our neighbours and ourselves would like to keep the serene beauty and the tidy tranquility of this wonderful cul de sac. So please keep your sound level to a minimum, when walking through and indulge the authentic American atmosphere.
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 12.00-19.00 and on appointment
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New study shows people used natural dyes to color their clothing thousands of years ago23.09.2019
Even thousands of years ago, people wore clothing with colourful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have created new analytical methods to examine textiles from China and Peru that are several thousand years old. In the scientific journal Scientific Reports, they describe the new method, which can reconstruct the spatial distribution of dyes, and hence the patterns, in textile samples.
Chemists Dr. Annemarie Kramell and Professor René Csuk from MLU examined two ancient textile samples. One comes from the ancient Chinese city of Niya and was probably once part of a shirt. It is over 2,000 years old. The other sample comes from Peru and dates back to 1100 to 1400 AD. It was produced by the Ichma people who lived in Peru at that time. Today, there is often little evidence of the colourfulness of such ancient clothing. "Time has not treated them well. What was once colourful is now mostly dirty, grey and brown," says René Csuk. Over time, the natural dyes have decomposed as a result of the effects of light, air and water, explains the chemist. In the past, only natural dyes were used. "The roots of a genus of plants called Rubia, for example, were used to create the red colours, and ground walnut shells produced the brown tones," says Annemarie Kramell. Even back then, people mixed individual materials to create different shades.
The researchers have developed a new analytical method that allows them to detect which materials were used for which colours. With the aid of modern imaging mass spectrometry, they have succeeded in depicting the dye compositions of historical textile samples as isotopic distributions. Previously, the dyes had to be removed from the textiles. However, that previous method also destroyed the pattern. This new approach enables the chemists from MLU to analyse the dyes directly from the surface of the textile samples. To do this, the piece of material under investigation is first embedded in another material. "The piece is placed in a matrix made up of a material called Technovit7100. Slices are produced from this material that are only a few micrometres thick. These are then transferred to special slides," explains Csuk. Similar methods are used, for example, in medical research to examine human tissue. The advantage is that this method can be used to study very complex samples on a micrometre scale. "This enables us to distinguish between two interwoven threads that held originally different colours," says Csuk.