Matelassé is a French word used for padded, lined or quilted fabric. Jacquard weave creates the illusion of quilted surface. The pattern is made so that the fibers forming the lower layer are tightly stretched, and the upper threads intertwine in a certain sequence, forming convex patterns.
The weft patterning can be very different, but more often it imitates quilted material, which looks very elegant and stylish combined with a shiny surface. Matelasse with metallic fibers, forming three-dimensional patterns on brocade, is especially chic. This breathtaking fabric with a truly royal look is perfect for exclusive outfits and special occasion garments.
The signature look and qualities of matelasse fabric mainly depend on the fibers. Natural composition guarantees a smooth and skin-friendly wearing experience. While premium fibers, blended into the weave, provide iridescent colors, a high-fashion hologram finish, extra strength or some stretch.
Here are the 3 most common types:
Properties Regardless of the composition, jacquard fabric with a voluminous surface has the following characteristics:
At Tissura, you can buy matelasse fabrics online. Jakob Schlaepfer, the manufacturer based in St. Gallen, creates the most innovative ones. Another example of Swiss quality is Frontline – masters of high fashion silk fabrics. Jacquard matelasse by the Austrian producer HOH is versatile and chic. No wonder that exquisite texture and variety of matelassé fabric colors are sources of inspiration for Italian designers. Get inspired too by choosing one of the fabrics from our famous supplier Ruffo Coli. Whichever brand you would go for, the highest quality and ineffable couture vibe are the inherent properties of all our matelasse fabrics.