BY: VANESSA ROBERTS
A 70’s inspired, playfully kitsch island paradise is the backdrop to Byron Bay label, Spell & The Gypsy Collective’s latest release, ‘Hotel Paradiso’. Shot at Rawa, a remote island off the coast of Malaysia, the range is a joyous ode to all things summer. Think flamboyant, tropical prints, playful floral embroidery and colourful crochet in sun-kissed skin flaunting designs.
Designer Isabella Pennefather, with her family by her side set off to the tiny island and she and her team transformed it into a make-believe, flamingo themed Hotel Paradiso.
Elizabeth Abegg, one half of the sister duo that makes up Spell & The Gypsy Collective said of the set design “ It wasn’t enough that the island simply be a paradise, it needed to be fun and playful, something out of an old postcard.. it had to have the essence of an old palm tree wallpaper that inspired the collection,”
Hotel Paradiso features Spell’s signature prints: Hotel Paradiso, bursting with vibrant peacock and floral motifs inspired by retro Hawaiian postcards and Aloha Fox, a tropical twist on the label’s signature ‘Gypsy Prints’ themed around some faded palm tree wallpaper found in an old Acapulco Hotel.
Alongside this, there is a luxe-white offering adorned with vintage inspired embroidery already seen on Helen Bense from Gypsy Loving Light.
So without further adieu, let us exclusively present to you ‘HOTEL PARADISO’ by Spell & The Gypsy Collective…
Spell & The Gypsy Collective will be launching the collection tomorrow (Friday, 20th November) in the morning!
Photographer & Film | Johnny Abegg
Muse | Louise Mikkelsen
Hair & Makeup | Luciana Rose
Styling | Isabella Pennefather
Production | Michaela MacDonnell Bali Starz
Assistant | Kepsibel
Music | Fog Lake ‘Pretty Lights’