For my new collection, I had the idea of a luxuriant countryside in my head. We usually think of plain and soft fabrics for country living, but I wanted textures, neutral, yet vibrant colors, and subtle geometrics on ‘ton sur ton’. The result is a collection that comprises wools in cream whites, cerulean blues, woven stripes or geometrics in cotton and textured semi plains.
Spain has a strong countryside tradition, hunting, horses and I wanted to create a collection inspired in those ‘quintas’, ‘caseríos’, ‘cortijos’: Spanish names for different traditional countryside constructions where the interiors are renovated and updated. Since I can’t think of a ‘plain’ countryside, I wanted to mix up with some patterns inspired in different sources, like the peonies on a Delft porcelain vase in a traditional English style printed on linen or Japanese lack vases woven in jacquard, rich and sophisticated, influenced by the China trade. There is also a floral print on linen in a Louis XVI style with an unconventional color palette of cerulean blue, grass green, pale yellow or marsala.
There are always velvets in my collections, a wealth of them, hence the presence of a velvet with Venetian and Turkish inspiration with plant motifs, like the one used in the Doge’s Palace in Venice. Another velvet, more urban and modern, features checks reminiscent of high end decoration of the middle of the 20th century in America and France.
This collection is timeless and refined. Even though it was designed for a sophisticated countryside, it can be combined for use in urban interiors worldwide.
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