Robert Allen has looked to the natural, rugged earth to create its Fall 2015 Color Library: Landscape Color. The collections core inspiration stems from the environment, where raw wood and rocky crags reflect beauty in its purest, most basic form. Clean neutrals reflect a Nordic serenity, with names that speak to the materials for which they were named: Mica, Sandstone, Glacier, and Driftwood. By juxtaposing modern patterns with organic hues, Landscape Color encourages the elegant, tone-on-tone styling on trend in the interiors and fashion worlds today.
Robert Allen Design Director Hannah Alderson explains, We wanted Landscape Color to create a narrative and a special world. The raw aesthetic enhances our primary inspiration point nature while also providing an extremely chic look that doesnt try too hard. Robert Allens color expertise is apparent throughout the collection by showcasing the power of these traditionally softer tones and giving neutrals a fresh life.
The collection features a soothing palette that facilitates a timelessly elegant aesthetic. Mica uses its cooler, gray-blue hue to establish depth, while Sandstone adds a warmer take. Glacier, a soft shade of white, serves as a subtle stunner. Lastly, Driftwood takes on both warm and cool tones, providing an ideal coordinating color. These colors are complemented by a complex textures and fashion-forward patterns that, when mixed and match, can achieve highly dimensional spaces ranging from new traditional to modern and glamourous.
To develop Landscape Color, Robert Allen utilized thirty different mills, selecting only the finest craftsman and most expert of makers to provide the perfect final result. Patterns of note include:
Acoustic Wave features a tone-on-tone ikat stripe design; available in three colorways.
Aloof displays an abstract bamboo overlay; Available in two colorways.
Apriori is a riff on a botanical, overlaying two designs to create a unique floral pattern on an elegant solid background; available in three colorways.
Convection plays with the eye with large spots that mimic the concentric design of agate; available in four colorways.
Flashy serves as a coordinating textile in a smaller scale, with a textured, snake skin design; available in four colorways.
Lush Wave, an oversized wave pattern, gives the effect of a large-scale marble rock; available in three colorways.