We have always been a fan of the retro resurgence of the tropical print in fashion, and wanted to give it a twist and translate it into our stationery range. We wanted the Tropicana envelope to be like a little fashion explosion you can send/receive in the post, or use for a bigger celebratory event like a wedding. Roberto Cavalli has always been a strong fashion influence in terms of print, and he didn’t disappoint with his S/S 14 collection which clashed vibrant tropical florals, with punky plaids in patchwork effect (http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/S2014RTW-JUSTCAV). We took influence from this, as well as a variety of pretty, vintage tropical prints and holiday photos to create a softer colour scheme, and used the back of the envelope for a pastel plaid contrast print. All our designs are hand-drawn, and the idea is almost that the envelopes become a fashion accessory like a mini clutch, that you can include your own personal message with!
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