Oasis and The V&A: Tales of the East

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Alannah Messett – designandcolour@gmail.com


In July last year we blogged about the gorgeous botanical collection from Oasis and their collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was a beautiful summer collection, and they have teamed up again to bring us Tales of the East.

This year, the collection is ‘inspired by the chinoiserie prints of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum’. The collection is the perfect stepping stone into English Autumn, with deep, exotic prints. At high street prices, the 25-piece collection is available for everyone, which makes it that more unique!


The Oasis design team have worked their magic once again; delving into the V&A’s archives and reworking wallpaper designs. Dresses drenched in floral prints (perfect for a September wedding), luxurious matching pyjama sets and bold bomber jackets caught our eye.

Amelia Calver, Researcher and Product Approval manager for the V&A, talked to the Oasis Blog about choosing the prints. The teams met with moodboards and ideas and, having worked together before and knowing ‘Oasis’ penchant for patterns’, prints were decided upon.

Chinoiserie is a decorative style in Western art…characterized by the use of Chinese motifs. Amelia talks about the ‘appeal of chinoiserie’ and how it draws ‘on an exotic and romantic notion of the East’. Read more here.


Click here to see the collection in action!

And shop online or find your nearest store here: Oasis Online

Pictures from oasis-stores.com

Ideas from Sublitex for this oriental trend:

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