COLOURS & FIBRES : A SUBTLE BALANCE GAME
Each year, Valérie reimagines MUSKHANE’s colour palette to set the tone and create the soul of the Fashion and Home lines.
She draws inspiration from images, places, and ambiance, liberally interpreting trends and returning invariably to the source of her greatest visual influence: the energising, stimulating colours of Nepal.
MUSKHANE’s emblematic material, felted wool, is also known as boiled wool. Since the 7th century BC, the shepherds of Central Asia have used it to create coats, hats, rugs, and tapestries, as well as water-resistant coverings for the roofs of their yurts.
The high quality luxury fibre of cashmere is MUSKHANE’s other favourite resource, sourced from the wool of the Capra Hisca goat which lives in the high mountain regions of the Himalayas and on the frigid plains of Mongolia.
When we choose to wear cashmere, we offer ourselves a bit of true luxury. The downy texture of cashmere is simply without parallel, and the reassuring warmth it brings stands likewise without equal. The exceptional character of cashmere has earned it the name of “diamond fibre”.
MUSKHANE produces its cashmere in a workshop equipped with manual knitting machines, which consume no energy. The Nepalese artisans work this fibre from threads both fine and thick, in close-knit or open weave, to give life to Valérie’s designs. .