I came across this incredible new print from the Orla Kiely Pre-Spring
2013 collection via the Print & Pattern blog today. I absolutely adore
this new print from the talented folk at Orla Kiely. They have produced
a beautiful range of women’s clothing featuring ‘Around The World’ in
sand and sky colour ways on a silk twill.
I could add every item to my dream wishlist! I am always drawn to imagery and prints featuring ships or nautical elements - this is definitely one of my favourites.
Don’t forget to explore the rest
of the new range on the Orla Kiely wesbite.
(Imagery from the website).
I found this wonderful V&A bird mug the other day, the design is taken from their extensive 20th century textiles collection. This design ‘Feathered Friends’ was designed by Sylvia Chalmers for Elizabeth Eaton Ltd., 1953.
I have just booked myself in for one these fantastic lectures coming up
at the Fashion and Textiles Museum in London later this month. I am
headed to ‘In Conversation with… Pat Albeck’.
For anyone else that is interested there are three lectures in the
Designing Heroines series:
In Conversation with… Pat Albeck
Thursday 17 May, 6.30-8pm
In Conversation with… Mary Katrantzou
Thursday 24 May, 6.30-8pm
In Conversation with… Zandra Rhodes
Thursday 31 May, 6.30-8pm
Lucienne Day Calyx (1951)
I attended the ‘Designing Women’ exhibition at London’s Fashion and Textiles
Museum on Wednesday, it was excellent. Although quite a small exhibition
venue, the FTM has always put on some of the most interesting exhibits and
talks that I have come across since discovering it a few years ago.
Lucienne Day Apollo (Late 1950s)
“The art of textile design radically changed after World War II. Women artists
working in England in the 1950s were pivotal in this artistic revolution. The
drab days of the war were suddenly washed with the light of fresh,
Marian Mahler Mobiles (1952)
Lucienne Day Magnetic
The exhibition was very informative with fantastic lengths of original fabrics
and varying colourways, a must for any fifties fan! The exhibition was focused on
three main female designers: Lucienne Day, Jacqueline Groag and Marian Mahler
and three additional designers from the same period: Paule Vezelay, Mary Warren
and Mary White.
Mary White Cottage Garden
The above design (sorry about the poor quality, it was taken on my phone) is perhaps one of my favourites. I love the use of texture and the colour combinations in this particular design.
If anyone is in the area this great exhibition is on until 16 June 2012 at the Fashion and Textiles Museum in Bermondsey Street, London.
Currently Reading: Garden Florals by the V&A
I was given this wonderful book for Christmas, and can’t wait to start to collect more from the range.
In the Studio at Sparkk
Here are some quick snap shots of some new samples I have been making in the Sparkk Studio. I have also been digitally printing some larger lengths of the designs from the ‘Wild at Heart’ collection that Sparkk will be showcasing early next year and will be available by the metre as wallcoverings or textiles on a variety of basecloths. Shown here is the Mara and the Fritz basecloth.
Head on over to the Sparkk blog to see what we have been up to!
Just updated my print inspiration blog, head on over to see what i have been looking at this week!
Event: New Designers Part 1 2011
I exhibited as part of Leeds College of Art at the first week of New Designers at
the Business and Design Centre.
It was such a fantastic opportunity and I met lots of like minded individuals and
excellent designers across a huge range of disciplines.
Here is a quick snap shot of my display wall in the Leeds College of Art stand