The Studio@ STEWART/STAND had set out to create a new collection of women's accessories, primarily focusing on clutches and handbags. This team of designers and the passion for their work often leads the comapny into new territory. What began as a goal to debut a new minaudiere or two has blossomed into a series of 365 handbags and clutches - one to be released every day for a year. Come stop by the STEWART/STAND exhibit at NYNOW (#8131) as they unveil the first designs. Each design will be available in a vegan-chic option (this is truly chic) all will incorporate their iconic stainless steel fabric.
Soft to the touch : Soft and smooth, the material has a handle similar to that of silk. Referred to in our studio as "stainless steel silk”, your fingers glide along as you run them over the fabric. When woven, this textile is not blended with any other material, such as cotton, polyester or elastic, it is simply strands of stainless steel thread woven into a fabric.
Transforming patterns into textures, creating a lasting impression in our steel textile. The reflective nature of our stainless steel fabric adds a unique element to the collection. Adding depth generates a dynamic dance of shadow + light along the surface. Adding soft + bold colors allows the stainless steel in our women's clutch wallets to shine.
A visit to the factory : 25,000 strands of thread, each one three times thinner than a piece of paper, whip back and forth across a large loom. The movement of the harnesses rising and the reeds swaying create a rhythmic soundtrack as the fabric collects onto the cloth beam. The room is dimly lit. Every so often a breeze causes a window shade to rise slightly. As a single stream of light reaches the working machine, it catches on the moving threads causing a reflective light show. As each individual thread spins and glides flashes of fractured light rays are released, producing sudden bursts of brightness in the dark.
STEWART/STAND® Stainless Steel Wallets + Accessories / NYNOW Booth 8131 / www.stewartstand.com / 760-827-1400