The inspiration for this collection started with a trip to Suzanne's (Habitat's founder) favorite vintage fabric and print library. This isn’t just any print library; it is the world’s largest archive of patterns and textiles (over 7 million pieces!!!) and the source of inspiration for the globe’s top designers.
While visiting, Tory Burch called in looking for a very specific print. Balenciaga and the team from Nike had been there the week before. The library is located in an 11K square foot loft in a converted fabric mill. You could spend weeks there and not see everything.
As you scroll through Habitat's Fall collection, you will see many of the original hand-painted prints purchased that day come to life on the silhouettes you know and love. Suzanne especially loves the 1930s geometric print she found, as it inspired the seasonal color palette. The graphic shapes are softened by the artist’s hand-painted texture, not found in computer-generated prints.
I hope you feel as inspired as I do by this season’s collection!