We’ve returned to one of our favourite animal motifs – birds – and combined them with beautiful cherry blossoms to create this delicate, softly coloured new print with a romantic, painterly feel. Meet Blossom Birds.
We designed our first ever bird print back in 2005, and we’ve returned to birds as a subject numerous times in the years since, creating some of our most popular novelty prints in the process. This season we fell in love with spring blossoms after designing beautiful Blossom Bunch print and wanted to use them elsewhere in the collection…and what better combination than pretty songbirds and fresh blossoms?
Blossom Birds was drawn by hand in a sketchy, painterly style and coloured up in soft, pastel shades, giving the print a gentle, romantic feel. Cherry blossoms are a symbol of renewal and the arrival of spring across the world – they’re even celebrated with a festival in Japan – and our print is subtly reminiscent of traditional Oriental prints, which often feature blossoms and birds.
We’ve created a handful of fresh, pretty colourways for our beautiful Blossom Birds. Find the soft cream version on a gathered dress and sweatshirt and a wide array of bags, from our bestselling zipped handbag to the updated backpack, new shape tote and cute mini satchel. The print also stars on updated tech sleeves that come in three sizes, from laptop to mini tablet.
Blossom Birds also inspired one of our new home fragrances. Scented with Vetiver, Ylang Ylang and Freesia, the Blossom Birds diffuser and candle are presented in beautiful keepsake ceramic pots and the soft, exotic floral fragrance is calming and romantic. Perfect for a long soak in the bath! We’ve used the same fresh blue colourway on more home items, from stationery to kitchen textiles, and created another, dusty blue version for our classic day bag and a cosy matching shawl too.