leo de Janeiro
Jim Thompson had a special appreciation for Asian culture, with a particular partiality for exquisite Chinese ceramics. Alongside his love for cultural artifacts and celebrations of all kinds, Thompson loved to travel and was fascinated by the lives of others residing in far-flung, exotic and historically rich destinations around the world. For January 2017, Ou Baholyodhin’s collection celebrates this marriage of culture and travel, which is vividly encapsulated in the title Leo de Janeiro, which unites the iconic Chinese lion and the ultimate carnival. Ou plays on themes and symbols from Chinese culture, such as the mythical lion that brings good fortune, to folklore and festivities.
The collection features bright carnivalesque colours and vivid patterns and prints, with shades inspired by tropical flowers, as well as exotic island forna and traditional, local island art. Leo de Janeiro is a true celebration of rich colour, tradition, culture, exoticism, travel, and nature.
Dreams of luxury, cosmopolitan summertime-living inspire Jim Thompson’s latest outdoor collection. Canaria takes inspiration from an exclusive exotic archipelago, drawing on the chic island lifestyle.
For his first outdoor collection for Jim Thompson, Ou Baholyodhin has turned to nature and a vacationing lifestyle for inspiration. This transpires through the vivid exotic colours, representative of tropical island life.
Canaria demonstrates that opulent outdoor fabrics can be created without compromising durability or performance, made evident from the luxurious outdoor velvet and the array of sumptuous, bold colourways and prints available in this collection. Comprising of a refined selection of clean, classic, and easy to use contemporary designs, the fabrics are created in high performance yarns, including Dralon, to guarantee the highest endurance and quality.