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Anne-Claude-Virchaux

Weaver/Designer Anne-Claude Virchaux.

For more than 40 years, Anne-Claude Virchaux’s passion for fabrics has never frayed. At her Carouge atelier she weaves from silk, linen, cotton, wool and other natural fibers fabrics that are soft to the touch and shimmery, lightweight yet structured.

Once woven, she styles the garment to favor movement, comfort and lightness, like a second skin. “A house for the body”, Anne-Claude calls them, they are unique and personal.

Having abandoned her studies in architecture for training by an expert weaver in Hermance, Anne-Claude still makes use of mathematics and geometry when creating her “houses”.

She weaves patterns and colors to fall at specific places on the body. She cuts, irons, sews and even dyes the fabric to achieve the right effect.

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