Our friends at Bertioli have launched a clothing collaboration with Greek clothing designer, Flora Sardalos. Whilst on the Greek island of Samos, Camilla Hibbert, head of brand and retail development found one of Flora Sardalos’s dresses. It was love at first sight!
Flora Sardalos x Bertioli Collection
Camilla and Caryn (mother and daughter duo) worked with Flora to create three classic Flora Sardalos styles adorned with three prints. Hand-painted by Caryn Hibbert, the designs are inspired by the orchards of Greece – the iconic olive, a pretty almond blossom and a wild iris.
Now available in the Thyme Boutique, these limited edition dresses are ideal for summer. They beautifully show off the Flora Sardalos style of billowing sleeves and voluminous fabric whilst maintaining 100% cotton. The exquisiteness of these dresses has one transported instantly to a Greek terrace, overlooking the deep blue Aegean as the sun sets over the horizon.
Camilla Hibbert, head of brand and retail development at Bertioli and Thyme says "I'm always on the lockout for interesting collaborations with designers. Then when I was on holiday on the island of Samos, I fell in love with Flora Sardalos's dresses. We persuaded mum (Caryn Hibbert) to draw native Mediterranean plants - olive, almond blossom and wild iris - and with Flora's wonderful billowy, sunny designs, we are thrilled with the resulting micro-collection she did for Bertioli."
Luckily, we don’t have long to wait until Bertioli’s homewares receive a taste of Greek nature too. Each print will be created into matching linen table cloth and napkins, bringing the essence of the Greek countryside to your own dining rooms. These will be launching in September.