Taking note from the late 1960s and early ‘70s, we find a look rooted in free-spirited escapism and eclecticism. A key inspiration is found in Leonard Knight’s captivatingly colorful Salvation Mountain, hand built from clay and junk in the Californian desert. This revisited fascination with analog creation is seen closer to home in the hand-loomed fabrics of Fiona Faumuina.
Warmed pastel yellow and coral center around varied shades of acid-washed blues. These sun-bleached tones are met by their intensely saturated counterparts to create tonally dynamic stripe updates, psychedelic desert camos and textured fabric interest.
A youthful and free-spirited attitude is achieved through loose and voluminous layers of fabrics and details with a handcrafted look and feel. Authentically laid back key items reflect on silhouettes of the early seventies.
Free and easy as expected to mix the beach with a tropical psychedelia. Warm coral hues are offset by cooler acid blues in terries, stretch athleisure looks, swimwear tricots, tropical stripes, washed out and laid back cotton plus a touch of the handcrafted.
An approach built strongly on color effects with multi-toned and spaced dyed stripes on braids, ribbons, and labels played on into fun multi-colored zips. Also novelty surf boards and precious stone or coral work.