Published in 1965, this copy is from Bernat Klein's original stash of his books. Eye for Colour is a semi-autobiographical book, in which Klein describes what he called the ‘the warp and weft’ of his early life and career. Interwoven throughout the book is Klein’s account of his determination to redefine woven textiles that captured his ideas about colour, design and imaginative techniques; and his success in creating his couture tweeds for the Paris and London Fashion Houses of the early Sixties.
Textile designer and artist Bernat Klein put Scottish fashion on the map during the 1960s. Discover his colourful mohairs and tweeds, inspired by the landscape around his Scottish Borders studio.
Bernat Klein was born in Senta, Yugoslavia (now Serbia) in 1922, to a family who worked in the textile industry. After the Second World War, he moved to the United Kingdom and set up a textile design business in Galashiels in 1952. In a career spanning over 40 years, Klein designed fabrics for fashion and interiors, and worked as a colour consultant and industrial designer for various British and Scandinavian firms.
In the early 1960s, Bernat Klein produced a range of ground-breaking woven womenswear fabrics, which featured bold colour effects and unexpected combinations of materials, such as velvet ribbon with brushed mohair. Klein experimented for many years to perfect a technique called ‘space-dyeing’, which allowed a single cloth to contain multiple colours.
- Original copy and first edition!
- Publisher: Bernat Klein; First Edition (1 Oct. 1965)
- Hardcover - 136 pages