FRIDAY FILES – De Le Cuona – Overland. Understated Elegance

FRIDAY FILES – De Le Cuona – Overland. Understated Elegance

Above: Kalahari col Impala, linen & wool.

When de le Cuona launch a new collection, we hold our breath with anticipation for what will unfold. This latest collection does not disappoint.

Introducing “Overland”, a rugged yet luxurious collection, inspired by Bernie de Le Cuona’s travels over the years – nature, people and the places Bernie has visited.

With 10 designs, and over 50 colour stories in fine flax, wool and cashmere, each of these fabrics and every colour was inspired by Bernie’s own memories and experiences that she hopes will resonate with others: ‘It is my favourite collection in terms of the new neutral palette and the craft that has gone into creating the structures of the cloths.’

Top row: Stampede linen col thorn and horn. Bottom row: Tuli wool/linen col frog and berry.

Stampede is a rustic, earthy linen that mimics the myriad of animal tracks found in the sand. This effortless linen comes in a range of sun-bleached neutrals that feel pure and unrefined. Reversible and beautiful on both sides, giving colour options or allowing for use as an unlined curtains and upholstery. 

Tuli is a characterful linen inspired by the Tuli Block in Botswana, a popular region for overland explorers – it’s reminiscent of stripes used by tribal people. This linen comes in 5 colours and is designed for an elegant environment where more than a plain is required, perhaps on an ottoman or armchair.

Kalahari (above) is a jacquard linen and wool weave inspired by African symbols. The weaving technique used results in a cloth that looks hand loomed. The 6 colours range from tonal to deep espresso plus terracotta, indigo and slate. A fabric for curtaining and light upholstery.

Above left: Cashmere Velvet col fire, opal, ruby, amethyst. Right: Dahna linen col Desert Rose.

Cashmere Velvet epitomises luxury. Using the finest, extra-long cashmere fibres the delicate yarns are woven with meticulous care, packing the fibres to create a luxurious compact pile. Cashmere Velvet balances elegance and strength for both curtains and upholstery in six fabulous colours. 

Dahna is a tightly woven double-width linen inspired by the moving sands of the Ad-Dahna. The 5 colours match shades of the sand dunes as the sun, moon and the elements pass over them.

Above left: Shuka wool and linen double cloth. Right: Warrior Cloth colours.

Shuka is a dense cloth which combines several colours in both warp and weft to create a striking design. Reminiscent of the colourful garments of the Maasai tribe. Reversible and slightly different colours on each side, It is a double cloth quality and will last for years!

Warrior Cloth linen is now available in ‘new’ neutral colours with splashes of teal and rich colours found in nature and Africa’s diverse terrain. The combination of two colours creates a slight two-tone surface on this robust upholstery fabric. 

Above left: Autumn col honey. Right: Assegai col stone.

Autumn is a staple linen for any interior and a cloth that will age beautifully. It has a graceful drape and buttery hand which is soft to the touch, making it suitable for curtaining and upholstery.

Assegai is inspired by the tribal engravings on traditional spears native to Africa. This reversible fabric is perfect as unlined curtains, bedcovers, throws. 

This exquisite collection has just arrived in showrooms. To request early viewing please contact the BOYAC team. Officially launching January 2022.