The Burberry Prorsum menswear collection for autumn/winter 2015 – 2016, Classically Bohemian, is a feast for the eyes for global textile lovers. Large rebozo style fringed cashmere shawls are thrown over sophisticated suits, kantha like quilted jackets are combined with suede and shearling outerwear and hand embroidered coats, jackets, shirts, scarves and bags sparkle with mirror-work embroidery reminiscent of indigenous embroidery from India and Pakistan. I love the jewel-like colours palette, of ink, ochre, green, turquoise, purple, red, and fuchsia, the luxurious fabrics and the mix of influences in this collection. Sadly it’s menswear but I would happily wear one of the beautiful scarves and a large olive green bag is on my wish list.
A few shots of the collection below:
Large cashmere shawl with rebozo style fringing.
Quilting inspired by Durham quilts and similar to kantha quilting from India and Bangladesh.
Beautiful mirror-work scarves.
Mirror-work reminiscent of traditional embroidery from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Pakistan.
Watch the show and listen to soundtrack from talented British singer/songwriter Claire Maguire here.
Photos: Burberry Prorsum , Vogue.co.uk.
A Contemporary Global Living Room
One of my (many) New Year’s resolutions is to post more regularly so there are going to be major changes to the blog this year. I’m kicking off with a look at a room I would describe as a contemporary global interior, which I came across in Milk magazine. It’s the living room of a laid back Corsican summer home and I love the mix of styles and influences. I was immediately drawn to the hand-woven kilim cushions which add a splash of colour and pattern against a colour palette of grey and natural tones. For me the elements in this room, the mix of natural wood, the animal skull, the modern sofa, tables and fabulous floor lamp work well with the exotic handcrafted cushions and the hand-woven Beni-Ourain rug adds texture too.
Photo: Karel Balas, Milk magazine
Get The Look
We have a large selection of eye-catching, handcrafted, cushion covers in our Kutch, Chiapas and Souk collections to add colour, interest and a global touch to a room and a variety of rugs in black and natural, beige and natural and natural dyes to add texture. Here are some of my favourites:
Clockwise from top right:
1. Vintage Beni Ourain rug, size 150cm x 94cm £1,200 2. Pahal, Rabari hand embroidered vintage cushion cover, size 52cm x 52cm £68 3. Beni Ourain rug, size 184cm x 123cm £850 4. Bukka, hand embroidered vintage cushion cover, size 60cm x 60cm £85 5. Aravind, hand embroidered vintage cushion cover, size 60cm x 60cm, £85.