Sprint 2018: CALIFORNIALAND
“Oncle Yanco”, Agnès Varda’s charming 1967 documentary, was the starting point for St. Roche’s Spring 2018 collection.
Set in colorful shore town Sausalito, Northern California, the short film features the director Agnès getting to know her unknown relative “Yanko”, an artist and welcoming host living on a houseboat, who embraces a bohemian lifestyle and joie de vivre.
The color palette in particular is inspired by this optimistic movie:
- Warm neutrals: Ivory, White, Blonde and Tan
- Bay Area blues, ranging from Mist, Sky and Cornflower through to Indigo and Navy
- Shades of pinky purples in nature: Lilac, vibrant Fuchsia and Plum
- Unexpected color combinations, highlighted with Lush Green and Buttercup
Spring 2018 balances St. Roche’s signature delicate femininity with a relaxed sporty side and modern soft asymmetry. Key looks and hand crafted, original textile designs include:
- A “Zig-Zag”, embroidery updates racing stripes, on soft cotton gauze. A favorite look is the jumpsuit with a décolletage ruffled organic cotton blouse layered underneath.
- An engineered ‘Wild Pansy” embroidery on Broderie Anglaise. The cropped cami with skirt is a standout.
- Co-ordinated striped pajama dressing and a kimono inspired wrap dress in hand printed geometric “Mosaic” mixed prints on silk / cotton.
- Micro-floral “Marin” print on cotton voile with gathers and hand-smocking details.
- “Sausalito”, a corded embroidery on hand woven khadi cotton throw-on-and-go tops and dresses, with matching track pants.
Responsibly chosen natural fabrics this season include GOTS certified organically grown cottons, hand woven khadi cottons and yarn dyed stripes.