Hobbs has launched its tenth collection in association with Historic Royal Palace.
The spring/summer 2018 collection will bear the traditional patterns of birds, foliage, plants, and flowers such as the chrysanthemum, which originated from Asia.
The Palace Collection takes inspiration from the Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens and decorative blue and white Chinese porcelain collected by Queen Mary II and Queen Anne.
In true Hobbs signature style, the line is beautifully tailored and glorious in print – the ideal collection to integrate into your new season wardrobe.
The designs are inspired by treasures in the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, as well as architectural elements found in the palaces’ grand interiors and gardens.
According to a report in the Global License, Queen Mary II and her sister, the future Queen Anne, were enthusiastic collectors of Chinese porcelain, gathering an array of blue and white porcelain vases, bowls and ornaments. The collection was displayed in the State Apartments at Hampton Court Palace from the mid-17 Century.
The Great Pagoda re-opens to the public in summer this year.
Jenny Smyth, licensing manager, Historic Royal Palaces, said, “Hobbs continues to produce beautiful designs inspired by the palaces, this collection has tapped into a key upcoming event, the re-opening of The Great Pagoda and some of the beautiful chinaware displayed across our magnificent palace rooms.”
Besides selected Hobbs flagship stores in the UK, the royal collection will also launch in the US in Bloomingdale’s stores and its online shop as well as in Hobbs own stand-alone store in Greenwich, Connecticut.