Bags from Saben’s new Autumn/Winter 2019 Palo Santo collection. Images supplied.
Saben‘s spiritual new collection for Autumn/Winter 2019 is in stores and online now with the brand inviting their customers to embrace their spirit animal. The range is called ‘Palo Santo’ and draws its name from the fragrant South American tree that translates to “holy wood”. Interestingly, the tree has been used for centuries by Shaman and Inca tribes in indigenous rituals, with smoke from the burning wood thought to cleanse, heal and purify the spirit. For Saben it shifts the tone from the mindfulness of last season into a divine place of warmth and passion.
The appealing colour palette of the collection is designed to ‘evoke the feeling of being welcomed into a home or a community’ with warm cocoa brown, chestnut and mustard complemented by navy, grey blue and classic black. It’s a charming mix that has a seventies feel which founder and designer Roanne Jacobson explored throughout the design process of each bag and accessory.
“When combining the warm colours and textures we used in this collection, I immediately felt a connection to the seventies,” says Roanne. “It was a time where free thinking was embraced and the mood was welcoming. This unique vibe is brought through in each detail of our Palo Santo collection.”
The subtle seventies feel works beautifully with Saben’s signature minimalist aesthetic that has a timeless appeal. The Palo Santo pieces feature gorgeous Italian printed and patchwork python leather, alongside luscious suede, pebbled leather, and oversized piped edging. It’s a modern take on seventies style that has an easy elegance about it. Sophisticated new styles include the chic, streamlined Hoffman and softly structured Harrie, not to mention the luxe Odile.
Saben’s stunning campaign imagery was created by artists Bridget Daulby and Amber Armitage who were encouraged to convey the collection’s concept in their own ways. Roanne has always believed in women supporting women and as it was also a powerful aspect of change in the 70’s it adds another wonderful layer to Palo Santo. The wonderful still life settings in the photos were created by Amber, while Bridget painted artworks that juxtapose a python spirit animal with warm and welcoming interiors featuring key pieces from the collection.
Saben invites you to embrace your spiritual side this season and enjoy Palo Santo’s covetable new pieces.