Auguri di Buon Natale!

Christmas inspiration

Christmas inspiration

We are very excited to announce our new range is available to buy on our website http://www.cl-am.com from Thursday 5th December.
Our ‘Natale’ christmas design and handmade christmas tags were heavily inspired and influenced by our year living in Veneto, Northern Italy. We moved together shortly after graduating for work, to a tiny town called Bassano Del Grappa: the home of Diesel founder Renzo Rosso. It was Autumn when we relocated, so it wasn’t long until we experienced an Italian christmas, and were both totally seduced by the clear bright skies, snowy peaks of the Dolomites, and the twinkling white lights spelling out ‘Buon Natale’ throughout the old piazzas. These sensory wonders of Veneto ,coupled with the decorative intensity and colours inside the churches we later visited in Rome and Sicily, proved to be a designers inspirational dream, as well as a culinary one!
The wonderfuly vibrant ceramics of Sicily also provided endless rich pattern and colour direction, which has also carried through to some of our other designs in the range, and continues to inform Dolce and Gabbanas’ amazing catwalk collections. You may notice that our travels are a recurring inspiration theme for our designs! The angel on the Italian ‘Natale’ design is also heavily influenced by Mexican paper dolls, which we discovered when planning our Mexicana inspired wedding earlier this year-so she has become a very well-travelled, cultured Christmas angel sending one and all Merry Christmas Wishes!
Wishing you a yuletide full of feasting, drinking and merriment!

Christmas, Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Christmas, Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Duomo, Cefalu Sicily

Duomo, Cefalu Sicily

Duomo, Cefalu Sicily

Duomo, Cefalu Sicily

Colourful local ceramics; Sicily

Colourful local ceramics; Sicily

View from Ponte Vecchio; Bassano Del Grappa

View from Ponte Vecchio; Bassano Del Grappa

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One thought on “Auguri di Buon Natale!

  1. kate says:

    Looking forward to putting my order in!

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