Nouveaux Mondes, the new Christian Lacroix Maison collection for Designers Guild, draws inspiration from the wildlife and lush vegetation of the Caribbean islands, with fabrics featuring tiger stripes, exotic flowers and a kaleidoscopic pattern of butterflies.
“These new designs celebrate the raw and unspoilt variety of nature,” said Sacha Walckhoff, creative director at Maison Christian Lacroix.
Here’s a closer look at the offerings designed to celebrate “the raw and unspoiled variety of nature”:
Soft Manaos—a rich cotton velvet with a digital print of exotic fruits on an almost-black ground.
Iguacu—a printed velvet with the appearance of stained glass.
Natural Barbade—a graphic print of wickerwork weaving printed on a scoured linen cotton blend.
Manaos—a fine cotton satin with a digital print of exotic fruits set against white.
Pantigre—part-panther, part-tiger, this animal print fusion can be both wild and restrained.
Mariposa—a digitally printed cotton satin with a kaleidoscope of butterflies.
Barbade—a graphic print of wickerwork weaving set against a variety of colors, all on printed cotton duck.
Canopy—a three-dimensional tropical trellis with feathers, flowers and foliage set against a white or colored ground.
Soft Pantigre—overlapping tiger stripes come to life as a tactile cut velvet with raised stripes.
Caribe—an exotic vision of tropical life, from insects and flowers to colorful feathers, all on a linen cotton blend.
Rio—a graphic, digitally printed pattern of butterflies offset against a fresh white ground of translucent 100 percent linen.
Light Rio—a graphic, digitally printed pattern of butterflies on a soft, translucent linen voile.
Designer’s Guild products can be found in the Osborne & Little showrooms in the DDB, Suite 520; the PDC, Suite B643; the Ammon Hickson, Inc. showroom in DCOTA, Suite B-364; and the I.D. Collection showroom in DCH, Suite 4001.