Robert Allen Group expands Naturals line with second collection
UpholsteryJournalMag.com | June 25, 2013
The Robert Allen Group has introduced Naturals II, the second iteration of the brand’s popular Naturals collection. The company’s vision for this series is to embody easy elegance by using authentic materials in dry, textural fibers. Following the popularity of the first Naturals, the Robert Allen design team reimagined the line for Naturals II, this time drawing inspiration from Palm Springs and the modern-rustic juxtaposition of tribal motifs with the area’s sleek midcentury aesthetic.
New to Naturals II is a saturated range of reds—Red Earth, Crimson and Sienna—that offers three contemporary takes on the color. Current hot hues in the fashion world like subdued blue Rain and delicate purple Wisteria serve as on-trend accents, and neutral gray is reinterpreted as the richly livable Graphite. Pops of classic Cornflower, soft Dew and zesty Lemongrass infuse the collection with brightness. Popular designs from Naturals I have also been reissued in the new colors.
The statement pieces of Naturals II showcase a global handicraft influence, with simple geometrics, eclectic ikats and detailed embroideries in a comfortable, washed finish. Classic designs such as an oversized paisley and a standard stripe are also presented, but have been modernized with metallic accents and crisp, fresh colorations. Other new introductions to the Naturals range include seven colors of brushed canvas and an eyelet.
CEO of the Robert Allen Group Phil Kowalcyzk remarks, “With Naturals II, we were extremely conscious of what our customer base was searching for. By rereleasing fresh versions of popular patterns and responding to the demand for specific colors and patterns, we’ve crafted a collection perfectly in tune with the wants of today’s designers.”For more information, please visit the Robert Allen Group website.