Designed in Byron Bay, Kate & Kate’s summer 16/17 collection brings more of the design hallmarks that have made the brand famous – think natural fibres, geometrics, understatement and deft use of colour.
“Eastern Point was inspired by the landscape and culture of Australia’s most transportive coastal retreats. Kate and I designed the bulk of the collection in stunning Byron Bay and I think the designs definitely reflect this. A study of contrasts, the collection features free-form shapes alongside stark geometric design, luxurious natural fibres, and for the first time, stunning natural linen and hand-woven cotton,” says Kate Pascoe Squires, one half of the Melbourne-based brand.
Something of a cult item for Kate & Kate, their linen throws are back this season too and they are still as versatile as ever. From a lightweight blanket for the couch or bed, to a wall hanging, beach throw, table cloth or picnic rug there’s nothing better than a multi-tasking homewares item. Designed to fade, they’ll look even better with time.
“We’ve moved towards natural linen for summer, unbleached and beautifully soft. The designs are so fun, super graphic with bursts of pink, navy, green and copper. Linen throws as wall hangings, tea towels that feel like art and beautifully detailed napkins. It’s summer, ready to go,” says Kate.
The brand has branched out this season too with a new collection of 100 percent cotton, hand-loomed blankets and cushions, in crisp white. “I am in love our new season White Night throw and cushions. Hand woven, they are amazingly tactile and the perfect weight for summer. Oh, and there is a little bit of pom pom and tassel action too. Joy!”