The St Jean Collection

Posted on March 19 2017

 

        Pati de St Barth’s boutiques have been on the island for over 30 years and have been selling beloved basics in vivid colors for years. Our timeless logo captures the laid-back spirit of this magical island. With our St Jean collection, crafted in collaboration with the swim team at J Crew, we wanted to take our Pati fans beyond the logo and let them experience one of the most iconic beaches in St Barth in an artistic way.
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           St Jean is one of the more gentle beaches on the island, where the waves are not too wild and revelers can run in and out of the water without fear, especially if they have children. It’s where locals go for a quick lunch break, or a swim before they head to their jobs.
            St Jean is central to the island, at the crossroads of all junctions, and what is most legendary about it is its proximity to the tiny airport. Now, you might think, who would want to be on a beach near an airport? But the St Barth landing strip is very narrow and the landing quite treacherous, especially for newcomers to the island. Watching these planes is a real treat for all!
             The tiny airplanes that bring in travelers are absolutely gorgeous, and from St Jean you almost feel like you can touch them as they land. It is an experience not to miss for sure. There is also the nostalgia of watching them leave the island, and you often see beach goers waving at the distant travelers, knowing all too well that they might be next up in the air, leaving their little piece of paradise behind.
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              We worked with a talented French artist to create this stylized 70's inspired landscape of St Jean beach. You will notice the palm trees, the rock of the legendary Eden Roc hotel, and of course the little plane in the sky. We chose soft hues of blues and light violets, a nod to that era of sun-washed soft pastels. We created from this image a beautiful pareo, a t-shirt with our distressed logo, a triangle string bikini, and a one piece bathing suit which can even be worn with a skirt as a body suit.
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We hope you will enjoy wearing a little piece of St Barth.
We made it with love and sunshine just for you.
Till next time….
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