Behind the Design Wednesdays: Every week Tea writes about our designers’ inspiration for our current collection of clothing. Explore all of our Behind the Design posts. While Mexico, doesn’t necessarily have a traditional dragon, per say, it does have some very dragon-like creatures that have become very important to Mexican Culture. images credits (left to right and top
Our CEO, Leigh and VP of Design, Laura sporting Lucha Libre masks on the our Modern Mexico inspiration trip.
Behind the Design Wednesdays: Every week Tea writes about our designers’ inspiration for our current collection of clothing. Explore all of our Behind the Design posts. from Tea’s inspiration trip photos Deep purples, rich blues and pops of bright pink may not scream holiday to everyone, but we loved this festive color palette proudly
from Tea’s inspiration trip photos While we decided to go with a less traditional color palette for our holiday collection this year, Mexico was still filled with red & green inspiration that we wanted to share with you. Come back tomorrow for the inspiration behind our Highland Holiday color palette. Did you know the poinsettia is indigenous to Mexico, where
1st row: early Tea design, traditional Chinese paper cut tiger 2nd row: Tea’s design, Japan Fall 2009, “Tiger Mask” Japanese anime character 3rd row: Tea’s design, Korea Spring 2010, Korean tiger stamp 4th row: Tea’s design, Old World Hungary Fall 2010, lion from Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest 5th row: Tea’s Design, Barcelona Spring 2011, Barcelona
colorful jaguar masks from Tea’s inspiration trip photos jaguar masks from Tea’s inspiration trip photos We loved these 2 color Jaguar masks we found in Chiapas. They inspired our Jaguar Mask Tee. images from indigo arts & david sanger The Tiger Masks (“Tiger” is often used to describe Jaguars in Mexico) are from
Árbol del Tule images from here & here & here We visited Árbol del Tule on our Mexico inspiration trip. This tree is so impressive you can’t capture it in just one photo, hence the photo collage. The trunk has a 38 foot diameter! That is larger than California’s famous giant sequoias. Árbol del Tule is
images from Tea’s Inspiration Trip Photos While traveling through Mexico we saw a variety of interpretations of the Tree of Life theme, which inspired some of our designs for this season. The woven rugs pictured above feature the Zapotec Tree of Life and inspired our Árbol de la Vida Tee. The top right image is
Have you checked out our pinterest boards yet? We’ve been collecting Mexican Kitch artwork as inspiration for our current collection. There are tons of amazing interpretations of day of the dead skulls, check it out!
Our Piñata Stripe Party Dress and all our fun striped dresses were inspired by all the great woven blankets we saw on our inspiration trip. Behind the Design Wednesdays: Every week Tea writes about our designers’ inspiration for our current collection of clothing. For more Behind the Designs click here.