The starting point for Spring 2019 was Japanese artist Leonard Foujita’s work. An art icon in Jazz Age Paris, his delicate pen and ink drawings, prints and watercolors, eclectic style and the fusion of a Japanese / French / Modernist aesthetic inspired the mood.
The collection has a new, romantic attitude, air of nonchalant chic and takes a fresh modern look at traditional textiles:
- Antique Chantilly lace, embroidered scallops, Broderie Anglaise and traditional Toile de Jouy prints are re-imagined with color blocking, print mixing and unusual color combinations.
- This season St. Roche collaborated with NY artist Deanne Cheuk on a “Champignon Toile” hand screen print with dip dyed hem and a bold “Kiku” hand embroidery.
- Fabrics include organic cottons, cotton tulles, georgette, silk taffeta and sumptuous cotton knitwear.
- Polka dots and stripes: pinstripe, Breton stripes, yarn dyed stripes, and graphic embroidered stripes balance the softness.
Silhouettes are easy and feminine, and include midi and mini lengths, slouchy cropped wide leg and pegged pants, versatile shirtdresses, peek-a-boo shoulder details and boat necks.
The color palette, drawn from memories of Mediterranean family vacations in the ‘80’s is:
- Grounded with a neutral base: Ivory, Cream, Blonde, Black and Classic Navy
- Greenish blue hues: Mint, Blue Lagoon, Eucalyptus, Turquoise and Teal
- With warm highlights of Salt Pink, Burnt Orange and Daisy Yellow
St. Roche’s commitment to sustainability is real. Our vision is to create beautiful handcrafted clothes for a modern woman, who cares that what she wears reflects her values and lifestyle.