Let your personal style shine through with tactile textures, natural bres and a lush colour palette inspired by Tahiti’s beguiling landscape.
The crystal clear aqua atolls and white sandy beaches weren’t Imogen Tunnicli e’s lasting impression of the Tahitian Islands. Instead it was the lush and captivating layers of green foliage, the dramatic volcanic landscape and the moodiness of the skies that stayed with Città’s senior designer and provided inspiration for the brand’s SS17/18 collection, Paradise Found.
The mystique of the islands and the anity the locals have towards the land itself, too, played a large part in the collection’s conception. “The Tahitians treat the land as an extension of themselves, their bodies and their family,” explains Imogen.
“Not as an inanimate object, but a living breathing organism with procreative powers.” This discovery gave way to a feminine mood throughout the collection, with soft forms, movement and free-owing lines paired with broad brush strokes and the planes of colour inspired by the likes of artists Rousseau and Gaugin.
Likewise, there is a celebration of texture in the range, through woven rugs, ne linens, u y tufting and enzymewashed fabrics that lend themselves to a worn and sun-faded feel. “Plain texture can work very well as a background element in your home and usually complements most other styles and textures, so it can easily be added to an existing look,” says Imogen. The ‘Silky’ cushion and the natural jute rugs are both versatile options, while some of the bolder, more playful textures can work as a hero item to revive your current décor.
Above: Imogen Tunnicliffe, head of textile design at Città.
Left: Sketches conceptualising Città’s Tahiti collection.