Saturday, 29 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
I couldn't use this Ne Dessine Pas Sur Les Murs print by Boussac on my page on new prints and patterns in The Times because it isn't new for 2011...
but I think if you've been printing fabrics since 1933 then a design that's 3 years old counts as pretty fresh, non?
The Boussac brand is now owned by Pierre Frey - see their fairytale French website here - www.pierrefrey.com - and visit their magazine Freyquence for images like this:
Friday, 21 January 2011
Currently having a retrospective at Zandra Rhodes' Fashion and Textiles Museum in Bermondsey, Sue Timney is now doing a line for House of Fraser. Actually, she's done a good dress for the range - monochrome striped jersey - and a beach tote with cane handles that Peter York was raving about. She held a preview dinner last night at Claridges.
Personally, I'm a sucker for black, white and neon, see below... so... yeah, I liked it. But the original stuff (shown up top, from the retrospective exhibition) was better, obviously. Her prints on fabric - collaged graphics and delicate drawings - work best I think.
Monday, 17 January 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
RCA student Sarah Seaton-Burridge has come up with this surreal chair/drawer/shelf for Graham and Green. It's a one-off piece and will be sold from the Notting Hill store along with other student collaborations produced for a Crown paint commission. It only costs £150. Stick it high up on the wall and feel like you're in Mary Poppins.