Welcome to the ornamental world of D’ASCOLI, where we celebrate the decorative arts of diverse cultures in our original designs, using ancient and modern techniques. We employ sustainable, low carbon forms of production such as hand-weaving, digital printing, and hand embroidery to create socially responsible products that enrich the lives of makers and users with an authentic provenance, and the integrity that results from small-batch production.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard
Bel Canto is the name given to a musical genre originating in Italy in the 18th and early 19th century , and with the Bel Canto collection we enter a Baroque fantasyland where Divas and Bella Donnas exist as if in an elegant opera. Silk crepe de Chine and hand-spun and hand-woven cotton parade in an array of vibrant prints – with some hand-embroidered details – all vying for the audience’s affection. Easygoing silhouettes in both midi and maxi lengths offer solutions for day and evening with a refined bohemian aesthetic.
The Long Island collection commemorates the English colonial origins of America where, on the east end of Long Island, historic windmills and seaside fishing villages now sit beside elite cottages. Ticking stripes and homespun flora designs mix with damask patterns and refined embroideries, evoking the feeling of beach life and country club soirées typical of the East End (as this unique locale outside New York City is known). Lightweight silk crepe de Chine and hand-spun, hand-woven cotton are the vehicles for bohemian midi dresses and streamlined maxi gowns – perfect for daytime or evening adventures anywhere in the world that smart people gather.
Inspired By India is a tribute to the glory of Indian textiles with references to Mughal marble inlay, Rajasthani tie-dye, the floral block printing traditions of the Coromandel Coast, and the opulent paisley shawls of Kashmir. Styles range from gypsy looks for casual days and evenings, to regal maxi gowns ideal for elegant soirées.
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