In an artistic coup de foudre, Patrick Frey entered the world of Mary Shaw, designer of the SEQUANA brand, and fell under the spell of the materials with their unique, vibrant and daring color harmonies.The SEQUANA collection highlights an exceptional know-how.
The exceptional wools are woven in the ancestral lands of County Donegal in Ireland and the classic textile patterns are revisited in a high quality local weaving protocol.Tweed, herringbone, stripes and woolen tartans meet in warm and unexpected color combinations.
A collection with undeniable charm, SEQUANA is timeless and a perfect complement to Pierre Frey's wool range.
A uniquely spun wool
Spun in the traditional way in a family workshop founded over 150 years ago, the characteristic of Donegal wool lies in its composition. Small flecks of bright and contrasting colors, finely and irregularly scattered over the entire surface of the yarn, which itself is often made up of several tones. This mottled effect gives Donegal wool a handmade look that is both rustic and chic.
The raw wool is carefully sorted, washed and dyed. The selected colors are then precisely dosed before being mixed according to an exclusive and carefully orchestrated process. The multicolored wool is stirred and then combed through fine metal teeth (carding).
A color palette inspired by the Irish landscape
Drawing on this cultural heritage, Irish-born Mary Shaw drew inspiration from this traditional custom to create her own tweed collections and gave birth to SEQUANA. Inspired by the nature of the Irish countryside, she modernized the woolen cloth making it burst with color, developed with the support of the uniquely skilled local spinning mill and weaving workshop.
All color of flora inspires her: the pink and blue of summer flowers, the orange shades of ferns in autumn, the red of holly in winter or the yellow of gorse in spring.
Between tradition and modernity
Mary Shaw marries her palette of unexpected, deep and saturated colors to weave herringbone, checks, stripes and woolen tartans and reinterprets traditional Irish patterns in a contemporary way. Her credo is to always mix tones, whether they are close and subtle or opposite and bold.