Close your eyes and think of hot sand and cool dips, backyards and best friends, watermelon and cordial. You’re dreaming of One Fine Day, Kip & Co’s SS14 collection of bedding, bathrobes and towels that bottles the essence of all summers past, present and future.
Alex van der Sluys, Hayley Pannekoecke and Kate Heppell form the sisters-friend trio behind the boutique lifestyle brand that began, unplanned, in 2012, “like all good ideas … over a glass of wine,” van der Sluys says. Having spotted a gap in the market, they set about plugging it, “creating bright, bold, fashion bedding that has a very Australian spunk about it.”
One Fine Day is an irresistible medley of quilt covers, bed throws, pillowcases, sheets, bath towels, beach towels, bathrobes, beanbags, cushions and blankets, in a crush of Aussie colours, textures and patterns. The Kip & Co Kids and Kip Tiny ranges ensure the littlest ones stay stylish too.
For the collection, Kip & Co found natural bedfellows in Bali-based fashion label Mister Zimi and cool kids’ clothing merchants Munsterkids. “Fashion labels are the perfect collaboration partners for us because we like to think of ourselves as ‘fashion bedding’,” says van der Sluys. “We are focused on design and responding to the seasons, creating something that’s very current and fresh.”
And though the team is preoccupied with the current collection (“I’m really loving our bathrobes and plan on spending all summer cruising around home and down the street in mine,” laughs van der Sluys), they’re also excited about future plans – one of which you heard here first.
“You can have this as an exclusive,” Heppell says. “Sleepwear! Coming your way sometime soon(ish)!”
One Fine Day is available to browse and buy online at kipandco.net.au