While traveling to England last June, I was particularly thrilled because I knew that part of my trip would include meeting Mary Fox Linton, a woman I’ve admired for her work as an interior designer and for her ever-evolving line of luxurious fabrics she distributes through Fox Linton. Fox Linton Associates has remained one of the names in interior design for decades — for residences and hotel projects, the latter often done in collaboration with Gordon Campbell Gray. Mary helped create the look for London’s One Aldwych, which virtually redefined the aesthetic for boutique hotels everywhere. Mary Fox Linton established her business in the 1970s and she has continued to be referred to as the “Grande Dame of Groovy.” The moniker still holds true, for her aesthetic remains stylish and current.
The editors of MILIEU and I determined to showcase the versatility of one of Fox Linton’s most luxurious fabrics, lambswool. After the lamb is sheared and the fleece is processed, the resulting Fox Linton fabric achieves 40,000 rubs for durability, referring to an industry term that measures the approximate number of times a fabric might be worn or used by a person. Of the twenty-seven colorways we considered, we were drawn to the Laurel lambswool. This luxurious textile is noted for its satin weave construction and easily crosses the line from furnishings to fashion.
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PRODUCED BY SHANNON BOWERS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT WOOD
WRITTEN BY SHANNON BOWERS
This story appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of MILIEU.