Starry Night Melba
Starry Night Melba: Part of the group exclusive preorder ‘Péché Mignon’ by the Facebook group ‘Fanas d’Oscha (et autres raretés)’, this is a lovely soft wrap with a cottolin warp and an organic combed cotton weft. This sweetie inspired pre-order warp fades beautifully between rich purples and pinks, through warm coral tones to a stunning burnt orange. An ecru weft contrasts beautifully with the dark purples and pinks while it lends a subtle touch to the orange tones on the other rail.
80% organic combed cotton, 20% linen, 290 gsm.
Fanas d’Oscha et autres raretés Facebook group exclusive
This collection, named Péché Mignon (which can be translated as ‘guilty pleasure’ or more literally as ‘cute sin’) contains 5 wraps. All wraps were named after sweets/desserts: (Alto) Bergamote, (Starry Night) Melba, (Kasumi) Mistral Gagnant, (Matrix) Sucre d’Orge and (Sekai) Berlingot. The entire warp was used for this group exclusive, there were no Oscha releases that shared the same warp (which would have made it a preorder instead of an exclusive). A few leftovers were posted on the website eventually.
The group exclusive was first mentioned to celebrate 1000 members in the group on 15 July 2014. The original aim was to have a new, exclusive design. When that didn’t work out (a definitive post was written on 14 January 2015, officially calling a halt to the proceedings so far) new polls were set up and four patterns were chosen: Starry Night, Alto, Sekai and Kasumi. Later, Matrix was added as a bonus pattern. Orders were opened on August 9th and closed on August 25th; the list was sent to Oscha on August 29th 2015. The first wraps were sent out on February 18th 2016.
More than 1500m of fabric was ordered, making this one of the most successful group exclusives.
The collection features a multicolour organic cottolin warp; the wefts feature camel/silk, viscose bamboo, organic combed cotton and hemp.
The third pattern released by Oscha, after Nouveau and Japanese Knot Ooki. The pattern may seem familiar – it’s part of Michael Miller’s fabric collection. This has no relation to the famous painting by Vincent van Gogh. Variations on this pattern are Orion and Silent Night.
Japanese Knot, Nouveau, Starry Night, Strato and Roses were the first jacquard woven patterns released in 2011.
The Peach Melba (French: pêche Melba) is a dessert of peaches and raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream. The dish was invented in 1892 or 1893 by the French chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel, London, to honour the Australian soprano Nellie Melba. Source: Wikipedia