The Carolina Herrera x Cabana Home Line Is Made for All Occasions
Wes Gordon, creative director of Carolina Herrera, had long been a “super fan” of Cabana’s editor in chief, Martina Mondadori Sartogo. The only problem was they had never met! So he decided to employ the tactic that, in this digital age, so many of us do to show affection, admiration, and interest. He slid into her DMs.
“I think it was something like – I am a huge fan of what you are doing. Next time when you are in New York, I would love to meet you,” Gordon recalls of his Instagram message. A few months later, Mondadori Sartogo took him up on his offer.
At first, they were just friends. But, soon, it became clear they were destined to become creative collaborators. They had the same drive, the same references, the same “love of beauty, the belief in the power of the small details,” says Gordon.
Today, the public gets a look at their great minds thinking alike with the launch of Carolina Herrera x Cabana, a new tabletop line. It’s the first homeware collection from the eponymous New York design house.
Cabana x Carolina Herrera features glassware, plateware, table linens, and a tea set. Their sources of inspiration are many: Gordon and Mondadori Sartogo point to everything from his travels in Latin America to a textile she scoured in a Cairo flea market. The result is a bold, colorful collection that’s eccentric yet elegant, adorned with hand painted and hand embroidered floral motifs, as well as gilded details.
Perhaps Gordon says it best: “There’s no matching, there’s no rhyme or reason. If you mix pieces that you love, the combination always works.”
Below, get a glimpse at the new collection.