Spring 2016 was influenced by our family road trip to through the South of France early this summer combined with our on-going interest in artisanal Indian textile techniques.
Classic Riviera stripes, the wild hedgerow flowers that grow all over the Cote D’Azur, Matisse’s cut-outs and the romantic antique French lace, crochet and embroideries we found at the flea market just outside St. Tropez have all been re-interpreted and juxtaposed with graphic Indian handmade Ikats and Batiks.
Traditional Provencal fabrics, ‘Les Indiennes de Nimes”, are themselves influenced by Indian hand block printing. Our “Provence” block print this season was inspired by a vintage print from the early 1900’s we found at the antique market in Nice.
The colours of this collection were evoked by the beautiful nature and wildlife in the Camargue: a neutral palette of Ivory, Cream, Black, Grays and Indigo, accented with delicate blueish-green shades of Eau-de Nil, dusty Sage and Fern and bursts of vibrant Poppy.