We couldn't resist sharing this story with you - not only because the staff at Alexandra Kidd Design are self-confessed francphiles, but because this is an incredible story about the transformation of a swimming pool in Paris that is steeped in cultural, fashion and politcal French history. The 'Piscine Molitor' opened in Paris in 1932 in an exhuberant art deco style. In winter is was converted into an ice skating rink, and in the summer it was the centre stage for fashion shows, galas and the latest trends in swimwear (or lack thereof!). The bikini debuted at this swimming pool at a fashion show in 1946.Read More
We are beyond excited that French brand Hermès has released their first fabrics and wallpapers collection!
'Illustrator, colourist and storyteller on silk since the creation of his first scarf in 1937, Hermès reveals a first collection of furnishing fabrics and wallpapers drawing inspiration from cherished themes: horse, travel and fantasy. The collection revolves around three families: the Illustrative, the Graphic and the Plains and semi-plains.'
Hermès fabrics and wallpapers are available through South Pacific Fabrics in Sydney.