CHINOISERIE PRINTS FIND THEIR WAY INTO GUCCI'S SPRING COLLECTION AND ONTO PORCELAIN TILES

by Marisa Marcantonio


Everyone's doing it. The tree of life, the classic, climbing flower and vine pattern with Chinoserie touches that originated in early Indian textiles often found on 18th century archival document fabrics, is making its way onto clothing, with Gucci's Spring 2016 Collection, and onto another unexpected surface, that of porcelain tiles. Now you can wear your floral bouquet and bathe with it too, with Cle's latest beauty-inducing introduction, you can tile your bathroom and backsplash in custom hand painted tiles. Chinoiserie, designed by Deborah Osburn, is inspired by the traditional colorful wallpapers that are used to transform dining rooms to bedrooms, enveloping the space with bucolic flora and fauna. 

Photos courtesy of Gucci

Photos courtesy of Gucci

Gucci's 2016 spring summer collection designed by creative genius Allessandro Michele included plenty of flowers and fauna, as seen on this luxe deconstructed robe coat

Harkening back to a classic 1950's Gucci era, this printed silk scarf captures the magic of a hand painted wallpaper, reminiscent of de Gournay, Gracie and Fromental

A custom fitted shower showcases the vivid serenity blue hand painted tiles that are done completely custom and are painted by size

Photos courtesy of Cle

Photos courtesy of Cle

In absynthe, when you want to shock and awe with color

I prefer the winterberry color with its rich pomegranate colored background