Fall Preview: Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa
"Heavenly Hound," "Cord O' Roi," and "Mad for Plaid" are a few of the haberdashery-inspired patterns Eric Cohler has designed for his new Lee Jofa fabric collection, set to debut this fall. (Menswear is in Cohler's genes -- his family has a history in suiting.)
But expect also to see lavish, more feminine prints, and diverse cultural references. Interior designer Cohler did graduate work in Historic Preservation at the Columbia School of Architecture, and his fabric collection features florals inspired by English documentary handblocks, as well as English Tree of Life crewelworks.
One new Cohler print that I've heard about, but not yet seen, is a large-scale, linen-cotton zebra stripe named "Dinesen," for writer Isak Dinesen (Out of Africa). It will be available in taupe-and-red, along with the classic ebony-and-ivory.
Shown above top, background fabric is "Jardin Prive," in almond; stacked fabrics from top to bottom, are: "Vellum Velvet," in aqua; "Amber Plaid," in ochre/berry; "Heavenly Hound," in pool; "Plain Jane," in rust.
Second photo, from top to bottom: "Mad for Plaid," in plum; "Cord O' Roi," in Bean; "Plane Jane," in amethyst; ""Cord O' Roi," in sand; "Mad for Plaid," in brick; "Plane Jane," in sky; "Plane Jane," in espresso; "Mad for Plaid," in moss; "Cord O' Roi," in ruby; "Mad for Plaid," in graphite; "Cord O' Roi," in black; "Plane Jane," in umber.