• In Store Inspiration #7

    September 29, 2016 Kate

    It’s been a minute since I’ve done one of these In Store Inspiration roundup posts but trust, my phone is still full of photos of clothes I’ve turned inside out and right side in for ideas. My niece actually asked once why my camera roll is full of “stuff” and “where’s the selfies?!” Sorry to disappoint little…

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  • In Store Inspiration #3

    June 3, 2014 Kate

        1. Darts to shape the sleeve and add interest to an otherwise predictable silhouette. (Babaton, Artizia) 2. Vertical welts on this jacket are an interesting detail and slimming. (Escada)   3. I’m a sucker for a simple blazer – no collar, no lapels, no buttons, simple simple. Also, I’d think easier to draft/sew! (Club…

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  • Patterns & Textures #1

    May 27, 2014 Kate

    Patterns & Texture is a photo series featuring textile inspiration I find in nature and daily life. It’s amazing what we see in nature or architecture that can inspire textile design. Interesting lines, textures, colours, light fall… the simplest thing triggers an idea. For example, as soon as I saw the side of this building (last…

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  • Makers Inspiration #4

    August 26, 2013 Kate

    I saw Holly Fowler’s work featured in a recent Style Bubble post and was immediately captivated by her hand painted designs. She graduated with a BA from Central Saint Martins in 2011 and has since designed exclusive collections for both Browns and Bergdorf Goodman. She paints directly onto her clothing, creating these slightly whimsy but…

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  • Makers Inspiration #3

    August 19, 2013 Kate

    Izziyana Suhaimi creates some of the most beautiful embroidery I’ve ever seen, mixing a traditional craft with modern mediums and subject matter. The above piece, Friends to Keep You Warm was a collaboration with L’ILE AUX ASHBY in 2012. I like the idea of experimenting with embroidery on sketch and think it would make a great gift or…

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  • Textile Design: Salvador Dalí & Ray Eames

    August 15, 2013 Kate

    I’m a Salvador Dalí fan. Grade 9 art class got a whole lot more interesting the day I was introduced to his iconic The Persistence of Memory (1931) painting. Given my love of textiles, recently discovering he also created designs for fabrics is just ‘holy-wow-give-me-all-of-it’ exciting. Imagine owning a Dalí printed scarf?! After the war Schiffer Prints needed to modernize…

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  • Makers Inspiration #2

    August 2, 2013 Kate

    “I believe that true innovation happens where different disciplines converge.” In her collection, Human vs Technology, Larissa Zemke experiments with laser engraving on leather to create this stunning collar. You can see the design process behind her works on her Cargo Collective website. The girl makes some pretty incredible stuff. I discovered Amy Sia on Society 6 (if you’ve…

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  • Makers Inspiration #1

    June 3, 2013 Kate

    I found this image of a field in Poland while flipping through the June National Geographic. The colours and textures are so gorgeous, I think it would make a beautiful woven wall hanging. The punch of red fading into green, the tree’s incorporated as textured baubles, the lines in the field – I can see it…

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