Signare bags V&A license

The British lifestyle brand draws on 19th century Almond Blossom and Swallow wallpaper design for S/S19 handbags and fashion accessories collection

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 15.04.2019 | Lifestyle

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British lifestyle brand Signare has unveiled a new collection of its signature tapestry handbags and fashion accessories for spring/summer 19, produced under license from the V&A.

Taking inspiration from the museum’s archive, the new collection features the distinctive Almond Blossom and Swallow wallpaper pattern designed by Walter Crane (1845–1915), a leading figure of the Aesthetic Movement and first President of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society.

Walter Crane’s Almond Blossom and Swallow, first displayed at the International Exhibition, Paris, 1878

“We are thrilled with our first licensed V&A collection featuring Walter Crane’s wonderful design, which translates so beautifully onto our tapestry material,” says Signare founder and Chief Designer Cindy Qiu. “The colour palette of Almond Blossom and Swallow is ideal for the spring/summer season and makes the perfect complement to our existing range of fashion and home accessories.”

The designer says the delicate pink blossoms contrast beautifully with the fresh blue fabric, evocative of the cherry blossom festival in Japan or an English orchard in springtime.

Signare has introduced Walter Crane’s intricate design onto a wide range of bag collections, from travel hand luggage to everyday shopping bag, formal and casual fashion handbag to handy cosmetic and glasses cases, plus a lovely cushion in the same tapestry fabric for home decoration.

The broad range of products will allow Siganre brand fit into a wide range of retail sectors, from department store to museum gift shop, garden centre to heritage attractions, fashion boutiques to furniture and interior design stores.

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