This season marks the launch of Rose Fulbright‘s Tropical Collection of loungewear, a collaboration of sorts with founder Rose Fulbright-Vickers’ grandmother, ‘Susan Williams-Ellis, a renowned British artist and founder of Portmeirion Potteries. Debuting exclusively with Oceana at the Fashions For the Future sustainable catwalk event hosted by Pixie Geldof and Nick Grimshaw, the Tropical Collection boasts a bespoke print featuring Rose’s grandmother’s paintings of tropical fish.
Connected by family to the Bloomsbury Set, Williams-Ellis had a pioneering spirit and was one of the first people to use the modern scuba diving kit. She went on to scuba dive all over the world whilst building her global company, and was still using tracing paper to sketch fish under the water at 80 years old. Susan was greatly affected by the damage she saw to her favourite coral reefs around the world during her lifetime, and for this reason Rose Fulbright is donating 5% of profits from the Tropical Collection to Oceana.
Each one of the pieces in the collection is named after islands and destinations in the Pacific, Caribbean and Africa where Williams-Ellis travelled to paint aquatic life. The collection offers two colour-ways of pyjamas featuring a simple short-sleeved top with wide-legged, cropped trousers in crepe backed silk satin, a full-length and knee-length kimono-inspired robe in silk satin and a draped robe in silk chiffon.