Studio visit... AW18 design inspirations
Posted on August 18 2018
We wanted to share a little peek into the backstory of our Autumn collection...
Apolina takes reference from traditional crafts of many different cultures but the influences are re-imagined with a modern approach and a distinctive natural-toned colour palette.
Our starting point for Autumn was the idea of a return to craft.
Images of early homesteaders in handmade garments and working on patchwork quilts set the mood.
Inspiration images of early hand sewn objects from England, Wales and Sweden (Via Pinterest)
Inspiration images of American and Swedish primative textiles (via Pinterest)
Vintage calico prints found in early clothing across Europe and USA inspired our 1st print 'Blue Prairie.'
AW18 Apolina styles including 'Blue Prairie' patchwork styles.
Preview of our AW18
Our research took us from traditional English patchwork quilts and vintage Welsh blankets to the early Prairie settlers and the Oregon trail in America.
Stills from the film 'Meeks Cutoff' 2010 via Google images
A lot of the early quilts and blankets had been dyed with natural dyestuffs so the colour palette is muted, earthy and nostalgic.
Inspiration images via pinterest
Our signature silhouettes were reworked into this time-faded, delicate colour palette and new styles join the line-up, as always, silhouettes are loose and relaxed, with a focus on creating casual yet beautiful everyday pieces that are comfortable and easy to play in.
'Bo' gilet, 'Suzi' cord romper, 'Mariette' dress and 'Apolina Layers'. Photos by Annick Wolfers.