Robert Allen Expands Naturals Series with Bohemian Motifs and Fresh Colors


RobertAllen.Naturals2Robert Allen is launching the latest in its Naturals Multi-Purpose series with a wealth of fashion-forward embroideries and embellishments that radiate a unique, handcrafted aesthetic in each piece. The collection also includes a fresh, blue color story, evoking the charm and sun-soaked style of the Mediterranean. With a focus on dry fibers and textural constructions, Naturals radiates a relaxed elegance ideal for layering and mixing fabrics.

Robert Allen Design Director Hannah Alderson notes, ““We wanted this collection to have a handmade sensibility, so we used techniques like woodblock, ikat, and applique as inspiration. Naturals shows that ‘‘natural’’ doesn’’t mean ‘‘neutral,’’ with a playful mix of colors and designers that give a relaxed, bohemian look.””

RobertAllen.Naturals3Two color stories dominate the collection: the tropical Calypso Blue-Coral Reef-Spring Grass and the mellow Driftwood-Smoke-Navy Blazer. The rich colors pop against crisp white and linen grounds, punctuated by on-trend accents such as Silver and Lemon. Each hue is may be complemented by other Robert Allen fabrics from Color Library collections including Botanical Color (Spring 2015) and Landscape Color (Fall 2015).

The collection reflects old-word techniques in its designs, but updates them with modern flair. Intricate suzanis are presented in 21st century color palettes, and an embroidered open lattice pattern takes on a pixelated effect. The washed fabrics are made from dry fibers and maintain an incredibly soft hand, with linen and cotton constructions serving as the basis for the majority of the textiles.

Patterns of note include:

Benchi, a multi-colored embroidery, features a suzani medallion.

Carbuckle is a sophisticated lattice design with a high-end, silky look.

Hidarka combines applique and embroidery techniques to create a modern abstract design.

Sumona exudes luxury with an allover shimmery embroidery on a cotton ground.

Vangali alternates colors in its embroidered squares to give its open lattice pattern a pixelated effect.

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About The Robert Allen Group

The Robert Allen Group is one of the world’s largest designers of fine fabrics for the interior design trade and is recognized as a brand leader in its field. Based in the USA, the company sells its products under the Robert Allen, Beacon Hill, Robert Allen Contrast, and Robert Allen @ Home brands, and is renowned for the Robert Allen Color Library, recognized as the first fine fabric collection to be designed by color. The Robert Allen Group has showroom locations throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and an extensive worldwide agent showroom network.