Reminiscent of the French Riviera, the cabana stripe recalls memories of sun-kissed skin and beachy waves. But where did this connotation come from — and has that always been the case? Read on to find out.
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The introduction of the stripe actually began in medieval times, when the fabric was only worn by those designated as “outside the social order": prostitutes, servants, and criminals. Thankfully, this connotation wouldn’t last forever. Around the end of the 1800s, Queen Victoria dressed her son in a sailor suit during a royal event and started the association of stripes with the sea. This marine motif slowly took off and the navy striped sailor outfit was born. While on holiday in the French Riviera, Coco Chanel was inspired by these sailor uniforms and created her 1917 nautical collection — bringing the cabana stripe into daily wear.
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Today, cabana stripes are known for their relatively wide-stripe pattern that does a great job of bringing playful pattern and color into your space without overpowering everything around it.
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We chose the Cabana Stripe as our first core pattern because it's classic, easy to mix into any interior, and always chic. The Cabana Stripe can be a statement piece on a settee or ottoman in your living room, or it can act as an accent piece as a pillow or pouf. Our CEO and founder, Christiane Lemieux, wrote about why design matters, and the Cabana Stripe embodies just that. Available in eight beautiful colors, the Cabana Stripe allows you to introduce personality and happiness into your home.
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