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Casamance A/W Collection 2017 Part 1

A sparkling elegance, a quest for innovation and the forging of new horizons encapsulate the Casamance Autumn/Winter 2017 collections.

Inspired by the spirit of the Roaring Twenties and the diverse landscapes of Arizona in the US, the A/W 2017 launch see’s glorious fabrics, bold geometric designs and wallcoverings enhanced with splashes of gold in a new colour palette. As is customary with Casamance,  the stories are classified into two ‘universes,’ that help to describe the ambience of each story. This week we will be focusing on the first universe…

Universe One: Paris en L’air

Paris en L’Air is named after a variety show from 1921 of the same name. It was performed by Mistinguett, an iconic French singer and actress. In this collection, Casamance plays with the geometric style, precision, curves and frivolity so popular during the 1920s. Carried by the timeless spirit of Art Deco, the collections embrace the need for discovery, innovation and performance.

Each design is inspired by well-known figures, legendary places and quintessential Parisian elegance. One such notable place is the Piscine Molitor, an iconic swimming pool and hotel complex located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Built in 1929, the pool is known for its distinct and colourful Art Deco designs. The pool was classified as a French Historical Monument in 1990, after closing in 1989. It was rebuilt in 2014 in its original design and now includes two pools and a luxury hotel.

Piscine Molitor

Piscine Molitor

The Fabrics

Discovering the infinite possibilities of touch and texture, the fabrics in this collection feature structured geometric patterns on repeat. The list endless, from the luxury of the over-embroidered satin cotton ‘Molitor‘ and ‘Brooks,’ to the delicacy and whimsy of voiles ‘Suzanne’ and ‘Reverso.’

Not forgetting wallcoverings, the collection includes complementary designs of burnished golds and time-worn designs in a variety of textures.

Colour Palette

The collection introduces us to contemporary, deep shades of red, ruby and garnet, accented with the amber glow of burnt orange. A sumptuous palette of deep greens from tourmaline to malachite, emerald to jade also come out to play, accented with subtle shards of gold, warming the Verdigris and celadon blue, brightening the pearlescent shimmer of a beige and accentuating the depth of midnight blue.

Casamance - Molitor

Casamance – Molitor

The luxurious and elegant fabrics from Universe One are available exclusively at Hertex showrooms nationwide. For more information visit www.hertex.co.za