Apolina is designed in England, but inspired by travel and the natural world.
Traditional handicrafts from many different cultures serve as the starting point for all our pieces. Scandinavian, Mexican, American and Eastern European folk art particularly inspire our embroidery designs.
The relaxed silhouettes are designed mindfully to ensure children are comfortable and able to play freely in our pieces as well as ensuring an increased wear-time. These are special yet casual pieces made for everyday... destined to become woven into the treasured memories of childhood.
Each piece has been produced ethically and with great care in India.
Apolina’s SS20 collection was inspired by summer days spent in the south of France last year. Trawling French flea markets, we admired the simple beauty of antique nightgowns, rails of stiff white cotton and delicate broderie anglaise trims. The simple, time-softened fabrics of vintage table linens found at brocantes inspired our prints and woven textiles.
These treasures interlaced with memories of childhood holidays spent on French farms, the warm, faded grandeur of holiday homes with sun-faded paints on crumbling plaster, colourful art on the walls, and worn, patterned tiles. With a casual summer holiday mood, where refreshing sorbet colours mix with our usual natural palette, the collection was created to wear on spring adventures and slow summer picnics by the river.