New Collection: Chapter 1 Inspiration

February 22, 2018

The new Figue collection was inspired by the interplay of Positano, Italy and Trancoso, Brazil. The former is a familiar and cherished place for Stephanie, who grew up spending summers on the Mediterranean, boating between Positano and her grandfather's island L'Isola dei Galli; and the latter — a bohemian and artisan beach destination that captivates Stephanie from afar, with its rustic beauty, eclecticism vibrant spirit and color. The mix of these two places is captured in layered looks with interesting proportions, from long tunics and kaftans over pants to exaggerated high-low hemline shirts.  Any two pieces in this collection can be paired together in a cool, unexpected way.

Silhouettes speak to the ‘70s — but with a twist. Bib-front dresses, color-blocked tux shirts, tasseled wide-leg pants with high side zips, enchanted fairy-like sleeves and a hybrid kaftan-dress that reflects tailored ease. The color palette is, in a word, happy.  Mediterranean blues and Trancoso-water turquoise mix with pop colors: coral red, bougainvillea pink and citrus yellow. These bold hues are punctuated with fresh stucco white. Print and pattern are important, including  modern seaside stripes and tropical florals.  Accessories highlight artisan talent, from hand-beaded moccasins to handmade totes laden with cowrie shells and mirrors — good luck talismans for traveling.

The overall vibe is relaxed, light and optimistic...Trancoso meets Positano.