50th Anniversary Collection - August

1st August 2022

The calm before 'The Fall'. Moving up the curve of Summer, towards the Autumn months, August offers us the last opportunity to see flowers fully outstretched to embrace the sun and to feel the heat of evenings spent outside.

With a star appearance in two earlier collections, our first design for August is no stranger. Lily has taken centre-stage as a key part of both the Camomile Lawn (2006) and Heligan (2010) collections. Developed to provide a more dramatic floral silhouette, this design has been placed onto a dark background with a second alternative in a softer neutral colourway, providing two contrasting print options for contract interiors. A soft, open flower, the new Lilium design conveys the movement of exotic floral heads swaying in a soft breeze. The modern digital print process has allowed the original design detail to shine through.

To accompany this design, our second design for August, Guinevere, started life as two different designs taken from original artwork. As a woven design within the Fable collection (2003), Morgan was a delicate viscose/linen fabric with a Paisley raised woven surface. As Merlin, in the Avalon collection (2206), the Paisley design became a screen-printed fabric. Simplifying this design a little, Guinivere, our design for August, beautifully emphasises the benefits of digital printing, allowing the detail of the printed line to come through on your choice of base-cloth. Also offered in two colourways, Guinevere wraps up our August offer.