Natori goes home for spring
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, September 12, 2012
New York - The Natori Home bedding collection for spring 2013 taps designer Josie Natori's roots in the Philippines, translating elements from traditional everyday arts and crafts with color direction driven by ocean blue, sunset coral and bleached sand grey.
The Mantones de Manila design was inspired by large silk shawls with long fringes of the same name, which are embroidered with dainty and bright roses, daises and irises. The 400-count cotton sateen duvet cover is taken from Calado embroidery found in the national Barong shirts. the Mantones de Manila bed runner is made of a sheer linen and silk blend with hand knotted fringe details and embroidery.
Kalinga draws from a region in Central Philippines, employing warrior tattoo motifs as embroidery throughout the ensemble. Pleated wave fabric manipulation technique is featured in the Natoribamboo duvet cover. Earth tones in pearl and mocha symbolize the land of the Kalinga people.
Island Paradise, a new modern take on Natori bedding, "elicits daydreams of sand, surf, and coral reefs. From the beaches of Palawan to the marine sanctuary of the Siargao Islands, one is lulled by the sand grey tones infused with touches of coral, and the taste of sweet mangoes."
The pleated duvet cover in sun-washed coral is constructed from a new fabrication of light weight cotton. The quilted coverlet and shams are a bleached sand grey. Causal pillows and shaded tonal coral embroidery in the pattern of Anahow leaves amplify the island motif.
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