The Making of Our "On Island Time" Collection

Explore the making of our latest clothing collection in this blog, where we share a behind-the-scenes peek into the entire process – from initial concept to the finished creations. You'll get an inside look at the design phase, material selection, and the collaborative efforts that helped bring each piece to life.

The Inspiration

As we approach summer days, we were inspired to create a collection that captures the laid-back charm of Island Life. Each piece was specifically crafted with this in mind and therefore truly embodies the essence of relaxed vibes, carefree days and warm evenings. The allure of Island Life is translated into not only the fabric choices, but also the color palettes and silhouettes of this collection.

The Adventure Cargo Pants

When designing our new collection, we were looking to add a pant that was versatile, flattering and still complemented our current selection of pants. Drawing inspiration from the practicality of cargo pants and the ease of our cotton collection, the Adventure Cargo Pants were born. The magic is in the details and with the addition of drawstring hems and 3 pockets, these pants are perfectly designed for a day of exploration or a night of relaxation. When picking colors, we aimed for neutrals that could smoothly go from the beach to the trails, leading us to start with the cream and granite shades.

The Yoga Tops

Our customers have been asking and here they are . . . the Vinyasa Tank and Yin Scoop Neck Top. When designing our Spring & Summer collection we decided that yoga tops seemed like the next natural progression of our brand. They pair perfectly with our array of cotton and harem pants and with their buttery soft ZenBlend fabric, they are the ideal everyday top. Available in both a short sleeve and tank top silhouette, there is a option for both high impact and low impact activities. Also it is important to note that this expansion could not have been done without our collaboration with the company Mimy Designs and the work of over 60 more amazing artisans that we have added to our team. We are so excited that our village is growing and hope everyone loves the tops as much as we do!

The Cabana Shorts

The new cabana shorts were a given when it came to expanding our shorts line. With a drawstring waist and pockets, they were designed to withstand wherever the summer months take you. They were created in two different fabrics - cotton and rayon to ensure everyone finds a print or color that resonates with them. One can choose from a solid cotton pair or opt for a fun print available in our rayon fabric.

The Nomad Jumpsuit

With the Nomad Jumpsuit, it was no brainer that it was the perfect fit in this collection. For those who love our best-selling romper, this was designed with you in mind! Enjoy the comfort and fit of the romper but in a wide leg version. Currently available in black, it is the perfect piece that can be throw on without a second thought. 

The Daydreamer Tops

Nothing says summer like the perfect swimsuit coverup. The Daydreamer Tops were designed with exactly that in mind. Crafted from lightweight rayon and finished with long bell sleeves, it is the perfect lightweight layering piece for those who want some extra sun coverage. We wanted to give our customers two different color palettes to start with so one can play it safe with dependable black or spice things up with our Canggu print!

The Daiquiri Dress

For a collection focused on effortless living and carefree style, we figured a dress would be the perfect addition. Complete with a fitted smock top, a flattering ruffle detail and tiered bottom panels, this dress was designed for a variety of occasions. When it came to the fabric selection, we opted for cotton ensuring that this dress would be both comfortable and breathable. Once the details were finalized and it was time for the color selection process, we decided to start with sage as it felt just right for a carefree and lively summer look.

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The Author: Kristen Grant

Kristen is an E-commerce and Production Coordinator here at Lotus and Luna. She loves everything and anything to do with fashion and is excited to inspire and educate others through her writing. You can check out some of her other blogs down below!

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