Bienvenue to the Città SS17/18 collection, inspired by Tahiti and her beguiling islands. From the untamed Marquesas to beautiful Bora Bora and dramatic Moorea – there’s more to Tahiti than a French accent, crystalline sand and swaying palms. In fact, this collection journeys closer to its heart – where we encounter tangled jungles, languid heat and ancient myths.
Sense and Sensuality
This collection evokes the warmth and sensuality of Tahiti’s natural landscapes and people that so captivated Paul Gauguin and James Michener. Its lush tropical valleys, dramatic volcanic cliffs, and mineral green lagoons. A place where twilight descends swiftly – transforming the lazy, sultry jungle of daylight into a mysterious tangle of deep green vines, softly rustling foliage and richly scented tropical flowers.
From Jungle to Sea
This earthly paradise is a kaleidoscope of colour to inspire the season’s palette. A place of deep, lush green foliage and warm turquoise seas lapping against volcanic cliffs or over pale sands. Sunripe crimson, carmine and fuchsia are offset with honey yellow, peach and sunny melon. Soft, coral and salmon tinged sunsets give way to velvety violet star-filled nights.
Prints evoke a painterly style that draws from the naïve movement of painting. Broad swathes of colour in heightened, saturated tones meet simplified shapes. Organic forms flow as freely as the rhythms of the islands.
Patterns of Nature
Well-worn organic textures set a relaxed mood – taking shape naturally in unrefined silk, distressed and washed linens, chunky embroidery and substantial hand weaves. Textural basket weaves celebrate traditional techniques, while jute rugs feel cool underfoot and gently massage the feet. There’s a sense of fun at play – from bold bright florals to fluffy embroidery that mimics the kooky forms of coral. And a sense of calm, with the fine bark-like texture of raw silks and soft weight of heavy cottons.
Whether you embrace, or escape the heat, Paradise Found has all the elements to transform your home into a South Pacific hideaway this summer.