Blood Red 2019 Collection
The new collection is loosely inspired by sea gypsies. They are a group of nomadic seafarers from the Southern Philippine Seas and other parts of South East Asia. Traditionally residing in stilted homes, or houseboats, they are famed for their remarkable free-diving skills and boat making. Also called “Sama Bajau,” they are also known for “tepo” which is a unique style of freehand mat weaving. Often woven from memory, they create colourful and complex geometric patterns for mats that line the walls and floor of their homes. Blood Red interprets their active aquatic lifestyle and colourful weaves into subtle themes.
Our favourite, for obvious reasons, are the ones that carry our interpretation of the tepo weave. This eye-catching set is surely for those looking for distinctiveness and individuality. In contrast, we’ve used a black canvas disrupted by sail shapes in white and neon green as a minimalist ode to the traditionally colourful vinta (sailboats). These black items are ideal for those who prefer their sun protection in a classic, understated style. We’ve also created products in bright colour blocks, inspired by the different colours surrounding the archipelago. We used blue tones and hues reminiscent of moody seas. And then there are the reds and oranges, reminding us of glorious sunrises and blazing sunsets.
We have chosen luxury Italian fabric, and some of our lines use sustainable ECONYL regenerated yarns. Our fabrics are treated for UPF50+ sun protection, saltwater resistance, and chlorine resistance. We inarguably offer the best protection from the sun that you can be find in the market today. Integrated into the designs are details that make the Blood Red difference.
This includes 3M-brand reflectors that enhance visibility and thus, safety. There are board short loops and silicon grippers that prevent the garment from sliding up or down which could possibly cause some unwanted exposure. We have engineered our leggings to include easy access stitching at the pant legs, allowing for easier foot entry and exit. It also has ingeniously integrated side pockets that can hold keys, cards, or coins. Our hooded rash guards offer extended protection over the nape and head. They also have thumb holes to ensure that the sleeves stay in place over the backs of your hand all the time.
These are but some examples of the little details that Blood Red designers and garment engineers painstakingly think of. We like to ensure that each and every Blood Red product provides ultimate protection and value. Perfect for all of your weekends, whether in or out of water. See all the products of the Blood Red 2019 Collection here.
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