The New York shows are over and we’ve gathered up the print stories. We love the artsy craftsy feel of these two directions; paper crafts and painterly explosions. Lots of explosive energy rings out in the true spirit of New York City (or maybe the New York of the 80’s?)
Claire Leina may be based in London but her designs sway to a brazilian beat. Originally from Récife, Brazil, Leina designs prints and graphics for clients such as Habitat, Sessun, and Kulte. Her lucky break came when she met art director, Benoit Pierre Emery, whom she assisted at Kenzo and Hermès on the development of designs for textiles and products. See more of her work here.
Peaceful, in a colorful but muted palette, the amazing work of Mae Engelgeer adds perfection to any space. The textile artist, hailing from Amsterdam, has a sought after style featuring geometric accents that looks amazing on anything from tea towels to bed clothes.
Fun Fur for Fall!
– bekah hilleson
All the stripes and optical prints on the New York runways are making me think of artist Sol LeWitt, who is regarded as a founder of both Minimal and Conceptual art.
Lela Rose | Suno | Halston Heritage | Brandon Sun | DKNY |Thakoon
We’re super excited about our new collection of pattern-crazy leggings which we created by teaming up with The Cotery. The newly launched site allows users to design their own collections without any upfront costs. This means that print designers like us can upload and apply our patterns onto blanks like t-shirts, tanks, and of course, leggings. Using the site’s design application, we were able to customize every piece of the garment (even the waistband) and then launch a collection for our audience to see. We set our own prices, and when we receive an order of 200 or more on any piece, The Cotery will print and ship everything to our customers. Easy as pie, and so much fun too! If you’d like to order a pair of our leggings visit here, or design a collection of your own here.
Fantastical foliage with a mystical air are just some of the themes surface designer, Llew Mejia, explores. His ornate illustrations take you on a journey through leafy worlds where creatures roam with delight. See more of his work here.
Loving the HYM Salvaged collection by designer Helena Young-Meyer. With fabric sourced from around the world, her pieces add a bohemian flare to any space. Her one-of-a-kind home goods can be found at Urban Outfitters.
Get ready to go with a rose-tinted palette that gets a kick from green and blue.
A hand drawn feel makes paisleys feel fresh for fall ’14!
– bekah hilleson