Victorian botanist inspires AW18 range from Violet & Wren

British loungewear brand Violet & Wren has unveiled a new collection inspired by the maritime routes of Victorian botanist Joseph Banks on his voyage to the Pacific aboard Lieutenant James Cook’s ship, The Endeavour.

Making landfall in new, unchartered locations, the independent label explores the plant and insect life discovered afresh and the delicate, finely detailed botanical studies from Bank’s illustrations are given a modern re-birth.

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From giant, tropical palms dotted with glossy beetles and curling creepers to tiny filigree antipodean blossoms with elegant leaves and heavenly, night-scented blooms, the AW18 collection captures the wonder that these new plant specimens must have inspired in an age of discovery.

The romantic palette of warm cream, crimson and soft eucalypt green meets a clean, rose pink and Pacific jade with pops of bright chartreuse and teal.

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Maritime stripes give nod to the voyaging feel and intricate, leaf laces in storm grey and chartreuse green elevate the collection into new territories.

Modern, square sleep shirts and slouchy tees layer with sporty shorts and classic pyjama sets to bring a modern and nonchalant approach to loungewear dressing.

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New silhouettes include an elegant, floor skimming silk satin backless gown, a relaxed shawl collar long line kimono and a lace cami, French knicker and soft lingerie set in filigree French lace.

Violet & Wren is currently represented though a host of premium UK and international stockists including Fenwick of Bond Street, Le Bon Marche Paris, Moda Operandi, Journelle NYC, Anthropologie USA and Estnation Japan.

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