Marine is our latest collection and the patterns are launching on our website over the coming weeks.
As the name suggests the designs are influenced by the sea and the shore and follow on very naturally from our lovely kids collection, Drift.
Ropes and ripples in the sand translate into lovely cables as you can see in Banyan, which meander over the garment. The glint of water is brought into Valoram design, which incorporates lovely sparkly beads that shimmer and shine as you move. Lace features remind us of fishing nets in the pattern for Barkentine by Carol Feller who we are very excited to welcome to our fold. Carol has a truly international reputation for her thoughtful designs and elegant detailing.
Finding the right location for this shoot was the job of our head of design, Amanda Crawford: “There are lots of coastal locations to choose from, after all we do live on an island, but Portmeirion gave us so much flexibility with a lovely continental feel to it.” That’s just what you need when you are shooting in the UK because you never know what the weather will throw at you.
Portmeirion is often used for shoot and filming for TV, film and adverts but is probably most famous as the backdrop for the 1960s series The Prisoner featuring the heart throb Patrick McGoohan. Some of you will remember the famous line ‘I am not a number!’ Only 17 episodes were ever made and all of them were filmed at Portmeirion. The Italianate buildings cluster round open spaces – there is nowhere else quite like it.
We love how atmospheric our shots are with their rugged and slightly desolate feel.
If you would like to visit the backdrop of our Marine collection why not visit their website.