Welcome Companions' Latest Series is Inspired by Al Fresco Dining

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: May 4, 2013 • References: welcomecompanions & childhoodflames.blogspot
Fashionable foodies will adore Welcome Companions' range of part-time picnic accessories. This summery collection draws inspiration from iconic depictions of Al fresco dining like Édouard Manet's Le Déjeuner sure l'herbe and Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows. The twelve items take themes from picnic food and gear, and turn them into quirky accessories, including everything from mouth-shaped clutches to basket-weave bags and gingham-patterned scarves.

Part-time Picnic plays up color and simplifies shapes, reducing objects to minimal yet recognizable forms, and keeping the designs clean and modern. Two of the most charming pieces are the 'Toast' shoulder bag and its companion, 'Butter,' a brightly colored yellow wallet. Quite literally, these could be the new "bread and butter" of accessories in your closet.

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