Decoration+Design exhibitor, emily ziz style studio recently released a new collection from designer Tessa Sonik titled Cowboys and Indians.
Here Emily explains how Tessa designed the collection and its chain of influence from Argentina.
“The starting point for this collection was the large amount of ikat that has recently been shown worldwide. Ikat is most likely the oldest form of textile decoration. It is common to many world cultures. Because of the time and skill involved in weaving ikat, some cultures believe the cloth is imbued with magical powers. Tessa followed its chain of influence from Argentina all the way up the spine of South and Central America – Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala and finally to Mexico. From there her design team jumped the border and studied the ikat tradition of Native America.
At that point the designers were drawn to the handcrafted, the natural and the considered. They also realised that where there were Indians, there were Cowboys, and they were intrigued by the juxtaposition of these two cultures. The collection is split down the middle. Just under half of the 35 SKU’s are Indians, and half Cowboys.
The Indians are predominantly natural yarns, including cottons, lines and viscose. The Cowboys include beautiful leathers and an embossed PVC that mimics a beautiful shimmering pony skin. The Indian palette is soft and mystical, led by pale aquas and soft greens. The Cowboy palette is comprised of strong reds and blues reminiscent of the American Mid-West.”
To view the complete collection, head to www.emilyziz.com
And for the moodboard visit, HERE.