The Atelier collection features 16 designs and three design themes – Textile, Mineral and Gravure – each of them inspired by the passions of Monsieur Christian Lacroix. With clear reference to fashion, these textile designs are created from a personal archive of ethnic and foreign fabrics. They’re transformed into patterns of patchwork, velvet draping and one of Monsieur Christian Lacroix’s all-time favourite design elements, paisley. Fascinated by collecting stones, Monsieur Christian Lacroix brings the beauty of this natural element into the collection in the Mineral design theme, embracing beautiful mosaics of beach stones, chaussé stones and quarry tiles. Finally, Gravure features fantasy engraving motifs inspired by monuments from Monsieur Christian Lacroix’s home town, birds and butterflies from 19th century fashion pieces and mountain landscapes in Provence.