Victoriana Briar-Rose is one of five patterns woven for the Oscha Team Purple group exclusive. The Purple Reign collection is an exclusive preorder by the group ‘Oscha Team Purple’ and features 5 patterns: Andaluz Maleficent, Sekai Megara, Matrix Ursula, Orion Narissa, Victoriana Briar-Rose. Orion Narissa was a bonus pattern to keep the warp exclusive and cater to everyone’s different tastes (or almost everyone).
Order form opened on April 27th 2016 and closed on May 8th. Items were shipped on October 4th 2016. Draw for extra extra’s on October 21st 2016.
“A rich purple warp and a simple ballet pink weft are a stunning combination of wild silk and organic cotton wrap.
Woven with organic combed cotton for a cushy softness, and with wild silk for a little extra strength and breathability. Malleable straight out of the bag this wrap will soften with a little love to become much more floppy and soft. Perfect for all ages, this wrap is a great all-rounder.
56% organic combed cotton, 22% wild silk 22% cotton, 65cm wide, 251gsm approx.”
The names of the wraps/colourways are based on mythology and fairy tales – some might know them mostly from Disney movies. The names represent Dark (weft, villains) and Light (weft, princesses/maidens). Additionally the whole collection’s name (Purple Reign) is a nod to the song ‘Purple Rain’ by Prince (or whatever you want to call him) who passed away on April 21st 2016, around the time the collection was completed. The definitive names were decided by the admin team. Not all members were pleased with it, especially with the name Ursula, but in the end it was just a name.
Purple pantone used is 2607C.
First released as ‘Victoriana Nahua’, this pattern was originally considered a ‘group exclusive’ pattern but was later released to Oscha for general use and could thus be used for preorders too.
The name by which princess Aurora, better known to the general public as “Sleeping Beauty”, was known while squirreled away by the three fairy godmothers to try and avoid her predicted fate by Maleficent.