“Long Hot Summer"
--Paul Weller, The Style Council (1983)
Brighton England, the quintessential and iconic British seaside town, was the starting point for St. Roche this season.
Developed as a fashionable beach resort in the early 1800’s, the elegant Regency textiles from this period inspired the original “Feather” hand embroidery, the delicate Broderie Anglaise floral eyelet design and the hand printed “Regency Stripe”.
British botanical references also appear in St. Roche’s collaboration with NY based British artist Hugo Guinness.
This vacation-ready summer 2017 collection infuses St. Roche’s signature soft ultra feminine designs with more structured ruffled silhouettes in crisp poplin, new subtle asymmetry and a touch of directional military styling adds graphic coolness.
The color palette is influenced by the natural coastline of the South of England juxtaposed with the exotic opulence of the Royal Brighton Pavilion interiors:
- Neutrals: Chalk, Black, Cement, Dune and Khaki
- Highlights of vibrant Lapis Blue, Lemon Yellow and Burnt Orange
Using only responsibly chosen natural fibers, St. Roche fabrics this season include GOTS certified organically grown cotton voile and poplin, a yarn dyed linen stripe and washed silk.