Our SS14 colour palette isn't a tropical affair. Instead, Riviera influences led to a sun-bleached range of hues which are soft and feminine rather than bright and brash. Our designers took inspiration from French artist, Jean Charlot, when thinking colour, and here's why.

Children With Swing, Jean Charlot, 1938

Shadow palettes with muted pops provide the core palette this season, influenced by the work of Jean Charlot, who translated muted colour with early modernist pops way ahead of his time.

Hawaiian Drummers, Jean Charlot, 1950

The French artist who played a part in founding the Mexican Muralist movement alongside Diego Rivera in the 1920s, depicted scenes of Mexico and later Hawaii using a wash of soft colour.

Commencement, Jean Charlot, 1953

It is this use of colour rather than the subjects themselves which our design team admired and weaved into our own SS14 colour palette, where minty greens, powder blues, creams and neutrals dominate.