Inspirations for 2019This year’s Inspirations are drawn from the colors that surround us in our everyday world. Color defines the things we treasure – great works of art, precious jewels, even a sweet icy treat on a warm summer day.
The 2019 capsule collection celebrates color in art, fashion and food, and in the earth itself. We hope these creations will inspire you to color your own world in new and meaningful ways.
The Vogue Collection: Bold Blocking
Vogue boldly combines two trending colors on one canopy to make a fashion forward statement. This year’s dynamic color duos can be seen on our three supermodels, fresh from the catwalks of Paris.
Renee is runway-ready in this delightful duo of Tropical Pink and Cornsilk. Yellow and Pink is a fashionista favorite this season for its fresh and modern look.
Frankie wears a striking combination of cool colors that heats up the runway. Peacock Blue and Iguana are the two fabrics we’ve blocked together here, for a clean, crisp look.
Valery owns the catwalk in Tango Orange and Cadet Grey. Muted neutrals are combined with bright colors for a look that’s sure to heat up haute couture this spring.
The Glacé Collection: Cool Combos
A cool confectionary treat on a warm summer day turns down the heat and brings on a smile. The Glace´ collection offers three treats that are chilled, fresh and fruity – and picture-perfect.
Summertime and stone fruits are forever friends, and the rich warm hues of late summer apricots are reflected in the colors of this Paseo umbrella. The canopy is in Mandarin Orange, and the contrasting scalloped valance and wind vent are in Tango Orange.
This classic crowd pleaser blends fresh berries with cool, creamy textures to please the palate and delight the senses. We blend Whitecap and Lavender Cloud fabrics and serve on a Double Decker frame with a scalloped valance.
Tart and sweet, this exotic green fruit from down under is always a refreshing treat. Our version of Kiwi Sorbet is made with Iguana and Jungle Green fabric on a Riviera frame, finished with a keyhole valance.
The Colori Collection: Artistic Adaptations
The Colori collection uses a vibrant palette to create works that make a statement with vivid colors. We love the way contemporary artists communicate with saturated tones and brilliant hues. Inspired by three paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, we created these three offerings, in shades that evoke the hidden magic of the everyday world.
O’Keeffe loved the bright greens and yellows of the cottonwood tree, as depicted in her painting, Spring Tree. Our Inspiration: A Petite Flamenco with a canopy in Iguana, finished with Buttercup braid trim.
O’Keeffe captured the rich, warm oranges and yellows of the hibiscus flower in full bloom, in her classic work, Golden Hibiscus. Our Inspiration: A Santa Barbara Teak umbrella, with a Mango Stripe canopy and Tango Orange double banding.
O’Keeffe often used cool color combinations in her floral depictions, as she did in Blue Flower. Our Inspiration: A Double Decker with a Cirque-seamed canopy in Iguana and Peacock Blue.
The Tao Collection: Essential Elements
Ancient Chinese dynasties produced beautiful jewelry from rare stones and precious metals. We produced three Asian-inspired gems for the Tao Collection, each with its own Zen vibe.
Red coral is believed to bring good luck and money while banishing evil. Lucky for us we have this Mirasol in Tango Red. The fabric on the Mirasol valance is Indochine from Nomi Outdoor; the Coral outdoor tassels are custom.
Purple jade has been considered a royal gemstone in China for several centuries. We pay tribute to this regal gem with our own version of the jewel, a Paseo umbrella on a Sandstone frame in Peacock Blue and Lila, with Brass braid trim and tassels.
Chinese legend says that a natural black pearl is a symbol of infinite wisdom. Our Black Pearl is a Paseo umbrella in Whitecap and Midnight Black, with Red braid trim and tassels. Smart, indeed.