The Queendom of Banana is Missibaba designer, Chloe Townsend’s new collection of Banana-, and Jungle-inspired bags.
Having found herself besieged by bananas on a recent Kenyan adventure, Chloe became intrigued by their many different shapes and colours, and set to work designing a collection inspired by this sumptuous golden fruit and the jungles in which they grow. The range celebrates detail, pattern and colour.
The feminine range includes the Nairobi Sling Bag, the festive BananaBum Bag, The Puzzler, and classic Missibaba bags like the Gaucho, Cha-Ching and Traveller. The new masculine range includes the slick The James Laptop Sleeve, the casual Hugo Satchel, the bigger Boombox Weekender, as well two new masculine belts, the Justin and the Philip. The Jungle, Graphic Diamond and Bunched Banana patterns were inspired by African Jungles, and made into leather and canvas bags.
The Missibaba team developed a colour palette especially for this range. It includes aqua and jungle green, florescent coral, deep mustard and periwinkle blue. All the fabric designs are hand-cut from black card, in repeat to create a linocut look, giving life through irregularity of line. The patterns are then printed onto leather and canvas.
The Queendom of Banana Collection is available from the shop at 229 Bree Street, or shop online here.