It was theoretically if not geographically the last stop on the silk road. It was the final destination for the finest silks in the world. Lyons, France and it wasn’t just a stopping point. The city’s warehouses would burst with silks. It is and has been home to some of the most renowned silk weavers in the world. With some of the houses stretching back for generations. The canuts —the silk workers — have been part of the landscape of Lyons for over 500 years, weaving the highest quality of silks into myriad fashions. And the city, the second largest in France, is home to a silk museum.
It is in Lyons that the designer Lelia Altamirova visited the silk archives and learned about the exclusive and magnificent traditions of the city’s silk weavers. Her brand Unio was born, fashioning soft and luxurious scarves for men (but women can sport them, too) made by a house of master silk weavers enabling a new generation to discover this remarkable heritage. The dashing scarves measure 220 x 70 centimeters and embody emblematic themes like medieval heraldry, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
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