Proving yet again that it’s not a brand for wallflowers, Kip & Co’s latest collection ‘In Full Bloom’ is inspired by the “delicious maximalism of a colour-drenched, bountiful European spring,” according to the brand. Featuring Kip & Co’s signature eclectic mix of prints, texture and colour, the range draws heavily on the time the designers spent in Italy recently.
“This collection is inspired by the Italian spring and beautiful blooms. Melbourne winters sure can get the mind wandering to warmer faraway places. We love the elegance and colour of Italy – it all seems to come so easily to them. We are channelling some of the coastal colour and the muted tones of the bigger cities and throwing it back with big floral splashes,” says Kip & Co’s Hayley Pannekoecke.
The adult bedding range features florals combined with creeping vines, stripes and citrus fruit motifs and the brand’s signature linen and velvet are back in gorgeous spring inspired tones – think lemon meringue, pink bellini, saffron and hazelnut.
Also, it wouldn’t be a properly Italian inspired range without some sort of animal print. “I love everything in our gorgeous new Tarzan velvet as I am an absolute sucker for an animal print. I love the aprons and tea towels in Tarzan also!” says Hayley.
New additions to the range include a Euro-chic collection of metallic leather bag goods. “Kate, Alex and I all travel quite a bit and with an equal obsession for anything metallic it seemed essential to design a range that we could take our cosmetics and laptops with us in style,” says Hayley.
There’s also a gorgeous array of holiday-worthy kaftans too. “Kate and I have just spent the past month soaking up the Sicilian summer wearing these babies and they will be a staple for this summer in Australia too. I just throw them over my cossie and head to the beach,” says Hayley.
The kids and baby offering includes cheeky prints inspired by outer space, the ocean and the jungle emblazoned across bedding, blankets, bags, beanbags play mats and bamboo swaddles. The popular banana blanket is back by customer demand also.