Fall 2017 was inspired by the 20th century Indian-Hungarian artist Amrita Sher-Gil, often referred to as the Frida Kahlo of India and an icon of Indian modernism and feminism. The daughter of an aristocratic Sikh and opera singer mother, she trained as a painter in Paris in the early 1930’s and embraced a Bohemian, free-spirited lifestyle and modern vision. For Fall 2017, feminine romantic ruffles and tiered silhouettes are balanced with tailored corduroy and chic elongated looks for after dark. This season St. Roche have expanded on their Peruvian made knitwear, introducing a hand-spun, hand-knitted Alpaca yarn cable sweater, skinny Alpaca rib knits with dramatic sleeve emphasis and combinations of luxurious soft chunky knits with open stitches, color blocking, stripes and fringe. Original textiles designs in this texturally rich collection include placement embroidered
“Lotus” florals, a delicate “Marigold Paisley” all-over embroidery, hand-beaded “Falling Leaves” and an Art Deco influenced “Rosebud” print in metallic. The colour palette is influenced by the earthiness and vibrancy of Amrita’s paintings and passionate colour sense:
- Warm Neutrals, including Cream, Black, Caramel, Carob and Peppercorn are infused with natural hues of Beetroot, Blackberry, Storm, Ochre and Olive
- Highlights of Antique Silvers and Golds.
Using only responsibly chosen natural and eco-friendly fibers, fabrics this season include GOTS certified organically grown cotton, washed silks, Tencel and sustainable Alpaca yarns.