Spring/Summer 2015 sees a new direction for Sahara, the essence of the collection lies in its references to contemporary crafts and the modern artisan.
The collection is inspired by the Artist’s lifestyle with unique, hand worked fabrics in luxe yarns that bring intricate surface detail to the relaxed collection. ‘Craft’ is reflected in unique hand embroidery, which adds a contemporary accent to traditional wood block prints and surface detail is experimental with origami pin-tucked cottons in crisp whites. Running stitch in bright colours adorns double cotton graphic printed jackets and a new wave of summer trousers come in light weight tribal print cottons and harem shapes in super soft jerseys. Sophisticated occasionwear in muted tones come in burnout silks and the artist’s sketchbook inspires creative, line drawn prints on jerseys and cotton voiles in a myriad of silhouettes.
Bay is the new black for January, a deep muted petrol that sits alongside charcoal, highlighted with bright teal and saffron orange. Textural linens and distressed jersey sketch prints in monochrome tones are perfect for the transitional season.
Inspired by the Charlston Farmhouse, February sees eclectic deepened pastel tones of muted amethyst, apple, cornflower and freesia with a nod to occasion wear. Colours are washed back in printed florals on silks, viscose crepes and linens.
Indigo is highlighted by vibrant flame orange for March with new denim herringbones and modern woven checks on double weave cotton. Striking tribal woodblock prints form part of our charitable collection, created by indigenous artists living in the Xingu region of the Amazon rainforest which appears on organic cotton in oversized jackets, tote bags and scarves with contrasting hand embroidery. Indigo knits are designed to fade with wear and statement indigo tie dye adorns raw silk tops and tunics. Linen and jersey basics underpin the group.
White, lemon, lime, charcoal and dove grey set a zesty colour palette for April. Ikat cotton voile weaves are perfect for early summer travels in soft monochromes, fresh white cutwork and pin-tucked cottons are ideal for the warmer months. Neutral stripes are experimental with differing scales of patchworking and hand blocked printed silks are exciting with tribal printed cottons and jerseys in pants of all styles from slim line to harem. Box weave textural linens have a relaxed drape, perfect for summer travels.
French navy, aqua marine, white and poppy create a fun yet sophisticated palette for high summer. Seascapes are the inspiration for this drop with painterly washed horizon prints on silks, alongside irresistible stonewashed silk and jersey combination tops in gorgeous, muted tones of sky blue and dove grey.