Since the first days of Ysé, every season we are committed to create some products in Calais lace. Affinités secrètes, Le champ des possibles, Rêve éveillé... these are just some of the collections whose names echo our dream of working with a fabric that is as exceptional as Calais lace.
This lace, which is also known as « leavers lace », is woven in Calais on looms that are often two centuries old. Because of its unique way of weaving, the lace is incredibly detailed and so fine that it can be compared to handmade lace.
By using it in our creations, we are committed to keeping alive a unique skill that has been practiced for over 100 years by a small group of French lace manufacturers. Among them, we selected Noyon, a manufacturer based in Calais, with whom we have worked since the beginnings of our creative adventure.
We wanted to share with you, in pictures, words and music, some of the beauty involved in this exceptional French expertise. We hope you will enjoy this as much as we do. And now: let the magic begin!