Tropical Garden print took inspiration from somewhere much closer to home than its lush, exotic appearance might suggest…pockets of Cornwall experience a sub-tropical climate where exotic plants grow. This inspired us to design a new print for summer that’s still very much rooted in Britain, but with a fresh focus on tropical birds and botanicals. Come and explore the Tropical Garden…
Our print designers went on a dream day trip for inspiration, visiting Cornwall’s famous botanical gardens at Trebah and Heligan, where jungle plants such as palms, bamboo and banana trees thrive. Tropical Garden print brims with the luxuriant flora and foliage they hand-sketched and painted during their visit. There are swaying palm fronds and exotic hothouse blooms as well as more familiar flowers in the form of our trademark roses. Look for the beautiful birds perched in amongst the foliage too – they were inspired by the wild parakeets descended from escaped pets that live in large colonies across the south of England.
Our Tropical Garden grows in an exuberant, unexpected colour palette that reflects our exotic inspiration. We’ve used a dusky pink colourway on summery accessories guaranteed to make you sway – saddle bags and shoppers with a purse to match; a soft shawl and glitter espadrilles for twinkle toes. We’ve used the same vivid head colours – bright lilac, yellow, blue, green and pink – minus the background colour on clear PVC totes and pouches that are sure-fire summer holiday essentials.
Vivid blooms and birds pop against a pale grey backdrop for nightwear – stay cool on hot summer nights with crisp cotton pyjamas or a shorts and cami set plus slippers and a cropped dressing gown to match.
We’ve used more cool, tonal brights for Tropical Garden fashion, with fresh lilacs lifted with yellow and pink blooms and blue-green leaves. Floaty culottes, tops, kaftans and maxi dresses that can be popped over your swimsuit or dressed up for evening are sure to become your summer wardrobe mainstays. Layer with a blue-grey crochet cardi to keep sea breezes at bay. There’s also a mono blue colourway for our essential, splash proof tote and stylish saddle bag, so you can carry a subtle touch of the tropics with you wherever you go!