The sun is shining and the first batch of my digital prints has arrived! And wow there is so much COLOUR! Now for lots of sewing madness...
Sneak peek? OK!
Welcome to my new site, it's a long time coming but should be fully functional soon.
I'm very excited about the new collection I've designed for spring/summer 2013, including digitally printed items for the first time. I've drawn inspiration for the prints from my travels and combined elements including the extreme landscapes of New Zealand to parties on the beach to some very friendly butterflies. The millinery collection ties in with this imagery and you'll also see some digital print slipping into the hat designs.
It was really nice to design the prints and hats alongside each other, exploring how the shapes work in 2d and 3d and interpreting details from one to the other.
I'm very much looking forward to the cinematic release of The Great Gatsby later this year, and it's come along at the perfect time since I've been researching a lot into 1920s millinery over the past year. Really, they were so futuristic in their aesthetic, a lot of what I've seen still looks fresh today. You'll see a few 1920s details slipping into my millinery this season, watch this space.