Pierre Frey took heritage textile brand Le Manach under its wing two years ago, and its newest collection is moving in a new ‘haute couture’ direction. Toiles de Tours woven textiles are available to order in 115 designs, 220 colours and three textures, meaning that the possibilities are almost endless when it comes to creating a distinctive look. Toiles de Tours were first conceived by Le Manach in the 1920s as an alternative to expensive silk jacquards, and many of the modern designs have a bold jazz-age look. Le Manach has a distinguished history: founded in 1829, it was originally known for its beautiful woven silks. The company’s archive has now passed into Pierre Frey’s hands, and is a fantastic resource that clients can use to have historic textiles remade to their own specification.