Save the Queen
THE QUEEN CLOTHING
The new Save the Queen! collection opens out like a travel diary to recount a magical
trip through Indochina. The pages in this story emanate intense emotions made of the
colors and scents of some of the world’s most beautiful natural sites.
An unforgettable voyage aboard a wondrous junk to discover modernity and tradition in
contact with different cultures and people from the sparkling mosaic of humanity.
A collection imbued with the seductive, special atmosphere of a corner of Asia, romantically
riffled by the waters of the Mekong, a river that has witnessed the rise and decline
of many civilizations along its 4500-kilometer course through or along the borders of
China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. In the travel journal, Save The
Queen! sketches temples that seem to be mountains in Laos and Cambodia; pastes in
page after page of samples of the colors of the luxuriant vegetation of Vietnam that will
become the nuances of prints in every possible green, from the deepest to lime-yellow;
pencils in the contours of the cultivated terraced slopes; paints astounding sunsets in all
the shades of coral.
The oriental atmospheres play a decisive role in selection of the fabrics for
the Spring-Summer 2013 collection, which proposes many items in silk and uses shantung
for pants. Colors, prints, and fabrics matched with embroidery and appliqués in the softer
nuances, all based on military camo greens and the blues, are the protagonists in the
Spring sample collection. Summer, instead, lights up with brighter colors like brilliant greens,
the turquoises, lime, and coral, smoothly combined in prints with an original graphic
flair that step away from overly-descriptive into abstracts that exalt and support the
marvelous, moving colors of Indochina.