Summer is here ladies and gentlemen. As of the 21st of June, we are officially in the season of the sun, and what better way to celebrate than with a blast of colour as bright as the big ball in the sky.
When revelling in colour, you’d be hard pressed to find a more impressive display of it than the Holi Festival of Colour originating in India.
Traditionally, the festival is to celebrate the beginning of spring, though in the last few years it has spread globally as a summer festival. You may have happen to catch the Bulmers shot at one such occasion. The Holi Festival of Colour may have been adopted as Holi Fest’, but last year I had the fortune of working at one of these at Battersea Park.
Admittedly, as the evening went on the order of the day changed slightly as drinks flowed. However, I can’t remember the last time I witnessed such a spectacle. Particularly during the day, the abandoned power station warehouse was full of all ages, and all races.
The idea was a celebration of all colour, and all backgrounds. Whilst this may not necessarily be the intention from its Indian origins, it was quite something to behold. As the day went on, every complexion multi-coloured, not one differing from the next. Whilst heritage and ethnicity is, of course, something to celebrate, the microcosm of London held in that car park was entirely equal and it was a sight for sore eyes, in the best sense. To see for yourself, check any dates near you here!
The African aesthetic is, as you know, synonymous with colour and bold patterns as is our aesthetic here at Arhinarmah. You may remember a few weeks back – Tola Ojoulape of Aràtuntun spoke about her ideas of the African aesthetic, if you missed it read what she had to say here. https://arhinarmah.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/movers-and-shakers/
Our fabulous Accra collection is a great combination of pattern, offset by beautiful blue to remind you of a perfect summer sky!
Our orange Jamestown cushions really are like a slice of summer!
If you’d rather enjoy summer in your own back garden, or prefer a quieter appreciation of colour, then why not take a look at our Pinterest boards Dazzling Blue and Radiant Orchid to inspire you, as well as our other platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Google+!