Silk, or "soie" in French, is the strongest natural fiber. A steel filament of the same diameter as silk will break before a filament of silk. Silk absorbs moisture, which makes it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Because of its high absorbency, it is easily dyed in many deep colors. Silk retains its shape, drapes well, caresses the figure, and shimmers with a luster all its own.
The styles and technological innovations made by Como's silk manufacturers may be new and constantly innovating, but the raw materials have remained constant for more than 4,000 years. 300 to 1,600 yards of filament extruded from silkworm cocoons have been the basis of the coveted silk fabrics. It takes 100 cocoons to weave just one tie, and 630 cocoons to make a blouse.
Today, the entire finishing cycle of silk and of other natural fibers are masterfully applied to every new printing and weaving solution. The result merges the distinction between creativity and production as all themes are “creative:” the emergence of a fiber or weave, of a pattern or bold color combination, of an innovative print or a yarn-dyed fabric.
To this day, the end result of cutting-edge CAD design production technology combined with the creative rhythm of masterful creations by individuals dedicated to their craft point to the skill and the unmistakable products that emerge from the luxury textiles industry in Como, Italy.
White Stole offers representation of influential Italian luxury design and heritage production of printed, solid and yarn-dyed luxury women’s fabrics in silk, cashmere, cotton and modal using the traditional, custom-manufacturing that has originally been used in the production of Valentino and Leonard Paris Couture Silk.
View White Stole’s entire collection for size color ranges of Stoles, Stole Wraps, Vintage Stoles, Stole Capes and Shawls for purchase, or rental, on our website.