14 Aug FRIDAY FILES – Nara – Anna French New Collection
Anna French’s new collection, Nara, is inspired by Japanese design, ethos and culture and offers a modern interpretation of antique documents. Patterns are influenced by Japanese architecture, woodcuts and watercolor techniques, and feature traditional motifs taken from kimonos and other enchanting artistry.
Literally meaning “the thing to wear,” the kimono is known as a symbol of traditional Japanese culture. Japan has a very rich textile history, with the kimono being a major focus of interest and artistic expression. This geometric pattern was taken from an archival garment from the 1800s.
Full of joyful colours, Nara offers large-scale patterns like Puccini, reminiscent of butterfly wings in a retro style of the 1960s.
Perfect for upholstery, Reed Stripe is a 100% cotton heavy weight fabric and works beautifully with other patterns in the collection.
Nara revisits Japanese natural world with modernity. Tree House takes its inspiration from a document from the 1920s featuring.