We are swooning over Hobbs’ latest collection in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces. The new line has been inspired by the Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens and ornate Chinese porcelain collected by Queen Mary II and Queen Anne. Just see how these two Eastern influences are exquisitely reimagined in Hobbs’ luxurious contemporary collection. Le sigh!
The Great Pagoda
Designed by Sir William Chambers who studied Chinese architecture, the Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens was completed in 1762. Currently being restored, its octagonal form will be returned to its former glory resplendent with 80 gilded dragons, which originally adorned each roof. You can see hints of its design throughout the new Summer collection, in fluted sleeves and ladder lace trims.
Chinese Porcelain Prints
Both Queen Mary II and Queen Anne were avid collectors of decorative Chinese porcelain, which can still be seen in the royal palaces today. The distinctive blue and white colour palette and ornate floral designs seen in their collection, inspired Hobbs’ own exclusive prints.
Rich, Opulent Fabrics
The collection also embraces this season’s trends influenced by East Asia. The rich fabrics, vivid colours and intricate patterns it’s known for, are beautifully brought to life in their luxurious Italian jacquards and opulent pure silks.
The Palace collection will be available from the 3rd April on: www.hobbs.co.uk