Geometry in Nature.
The Spring 2015 collection was inspired by geometry in nature, taking influences from in an around my studio environment in Laurel Canyon, LA and interpreting these with traditional hand-crafted textile techniques from India and Japan. All cottons are 100% GOTS certified grown organically.
Fabrics, Prints and Embroideries:
“Electric Tie-Dye”: silk with a 2 colour placement stripe tie-dye
“Bees”: a hand crafted mixed block print inspired by the geometric nature tessellations of M.C. Escher.
“Komorebi” a delicate geometric eyelet design inspired by the Japanese word for dappled sunlight. Tonal and mixed with tiny pintucks and fagotting.
“Fishbone”: hooded poncho with a high /low hem. 100% organic cotton lightweight French Terry trimmed in silk, with a subtle, tonal fishbone placement print stripe at the hem.
“Mirror”: brush stroke stripe, placement print in Gold or Silver foil on linen. The dress has a silk organza hem detail. The asymm wrap mini has tonal Rajasthani mirror and tassel embroidery.
“Shibori” Tie-Dye: mixing the 2 techniques in the same garment (the star shaped geometric tie-dye is created by wrapping the fabric in blocks: this particular Shibori is created with a pulled running stitch through the fabric and knotted).
“Assuit”: inspired by the ancient Egyptian textile made from small strips of metal threaded through tulle, creating a pattern. My interpretation is on a striped open weave organic cotton dobby. Small gold and silver rectangular pieces of foil are stitched into a placement design.