MONTREAL, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - True luxury today resides in emotions
and pleasure for the senses rather than in ostentation. Now, more than ever,
Dormeuil takes part in this trend with Vanquish II, for which Pellegrino
Castronovo couture holds the Canadian exclusivity. Vanquish II is a subtle
combination of the softest fibres in the world: Vicuna, Pashmina and Qiviuk.
The difference with Vanquish? You will find 30% Vicuna fibre and 10% Qiviuk,
an extremely rare and exclusive fibre. The result: the softness and fluidity
seems almost immaterial, beyond expression.
These unique elements will be emphasized by the mastery of Pellegrino
Castronovo couture. Once again, these world-renowned Master tailors will have
the opportunity to work with the very best offered by nature and created by
Vicuna comes from a species of llama from the Cordillera in the Andes.
The llamas live in small herds, exposed to the elements, in mountainous
regions at altitudes of between 3,500 and 5,500 metres. When the weather is at
its coldest, they develop a thick coat to protect themselves from the severe
climate. Vicuna fibre is one of the finest in the world, with a very small
diameter. Until recently, it was mainly used to make blankets or overcoats.
Dormeuil has now developed the yarn through research, for weaving of suiting
fabrics, interwoven with Pashmina, another fibre of rare fineness.
The Pashmina goat is bred by nomadic herdsmen "on the rooftop of the
world" by the Tchang Tang shepherd's in the Ladakh region of northern India,
at altitudes of 4,800 metres. In winter temperatures sometimes drop to -40
degrees C. The goats develop thick, ultra fine and ultra soft coats that
provide insulation against the extreme cold. For many years it was only
possible to weave Pashmina fibre as loose woollen yarns to make shawls. Like
the Vicuna, the Pashmina goats are shorn when the warmer season arrives, so
that the new coats can thicken before the coming winter.
The fabric known as Qiviuk comes from an astonishing animal: the muskox
(Ovibus Moschatus). This bison lives in the deserted areas of Alaska. It has a
double fleece. The softest part of its coat grows near the skin, white and
ultra-fine, is covered by a layer of thicker and longer brown coat. In the
spring, the muskoxen lose the white part of their coat and the Inuits collect
it from the shrubs and bushes of the tundra.
Dormeuil chooses these three fibres with the greatest care and oversees
every stage of their processing from shearing through to spinning. Woven in
England, using traditional methods as well as new technologies, that have been
specifically designed to enhance these extremely fine fibres.
Our Knowledge and technology have resulted in this exceptional creation -
a pleasure for the senses. Just one touch of this fabric nurtures the
sensation that "all the softness in the world" is at one's fingertips. This is
an experience in the ultimate degree of fineness and sensuality. It's a strong
To date, Vanquish II is the rarest and most costly creation ever made by
Dormeuil. Just like jewellery or very fine wine, the skill of professionals
who are passionate about their work, augments the gift of nature to create
perfection. Wearing Vanquish II is an experience that Dormeuil and Pellegrino
Castronovo couture reserve for the privileged few. It is available in
exclusivity, in a very limited edition, at the Pellegrino Castronovo couture
Price on request
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For further information:
For further information: Pellegrino Castronovo couture, (514) 316-6367,