Christy's previews new bedding and bath luxury textiles lineup for spring market
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, February 7, 2011
New York - English luxury linens house Christy is gearing up for the introduction this spring of its latest collections of bed and bath textiles.
Set for debut in mid March during the New York Home Fashions Market, the new lineup includes: the Royal Turkish towel, a limited-edition towel in celebration of Christy's 160 year tradition; two new top-of-bed lines -- Antoinette and Karim, Renaissance, which together make up a program of fine Egyptian cotton sheets; three new bathrobe lines -- Renaissance Luxury, Odyssey and Supreme -- that are made to coordinate with Christy's existing towel lines; and eight new vibrant beach towel designs.
"Christy is rooted in our rich heritage of designing and developing premium linens," said Bob Hamilton, director of marketing. "The new collections will seamlessly add substance to our prestigious line while continuing our longstanding devotion to high-quality products featuring fashion-focused designs."
The Royal Turkish Towel pays tribute to what Christy's described as the first looped towel known to the western world. First shown at the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851 and given to Queen Victoria, the company said the towel represents the inspiration for Christy's new Royal Turkish Towel, a classic terry towel with fringe edge. Made of 100% Mesopotamian combed cotton and available in parchment, the Royal Turkish Towel "stays true to its history and is not only an elegant, charming addition to any bathroom, but a conversation piece with a fascinating history," the company said. Each towel is gift-boxed and numbered in limited edition.
Antoinette Bedding is a 400-thread count jacquard bedecked with elegant and trailing detailed embroidery in classic tones of cream and gold. The design features Swarovski touches for a regal finish. The line includes a queen, king or California king duvet, pillow shams and a decorative bolster cushion.
The Karim Bedding was designed to create "a rich, exotic look for any bedroom" with its dramatic textured jacquard inspired by the tribal embroideries of Africa." The collection offers coordinating embellished pillowcases and cushions for an impressive layered look.
The new Renaissance Sheets are made of 100% fine Egyptian cotton yarns in crisp 400-thread count percale and feature a sophisticated hem detail.
In the bath robes category, Odyssey is a Kimono style made of 100% cotton and available in charcoal or white, Renaissance Luxury is a shawl collar robe made of 100% Egyptian cotton available in muted natural tones, and Supreme is also a shawl collar robe but it is made of 100% Supima cotton and is offered in a variety of bold colors.
Christy's said its beach towel line has "quickly grown in popularity, due to their vibrant colors, exciting patterns and ultra-absorbent texture." The company said it applied the same techniques and materials to the eight new patterns for this season-Berry Flower, Blue Circles, Fresh Stripe, Jungle Leaf, Samba, Teal Spots and Wave in Plum and Blue. Made of 100% cotton, the towels are looped on one side for absorbency and velour on the other "to ensure comfortable sunbathing."
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