Slow Textiles Group Member Rachelle Francis’ Work for Paris Houses Chanel, YSL, Nina Ricci, etc!

It’s showcase time and we’re delighted to illustrate a handful of Slow Textiles Group Member, Rachelle Francis’s stunning embroidery work and to announce that other Slow Textiles Group associates will be working with her soon to assist her busy haute couture collections preparation!

Why not come to one of our many exciting events and meet Rachelle and all our talented,
co-creating members to learn more!

A GREAT BRITISH FLORAL PRINT MOMENT

 
 
Holly Fowler, 2011.


We’re having a flora and fauna escapist day celebrating some of the wondrous digital prints coming from British designers in 2011.


Building upon a tradition of floral regalia, all these Central Saint Martins’ graduates are breaking new ground not only taking the genre to new heights but transforming the silhouette.
 
 
Holly Fowler, 2011.
 
Holly Fowler, 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stella McCartney, resort 2011.

Stella McCartney, resort 2011.
Stella McCartney, resort 2011.

 

Stella McCartney, resort 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
Stella McCartney, resort 2011.

 

Summer Lovin’


Erte, Paris, c.1929.

In 1910-2, Erte or Romain de Tirtoff (his real name), moved to Paris to pursue a career as a designer. 
He was 20.

He made this decision despite strong objections from his father who wanted Romain to continue the family tradition and become a naval officer. 
Romain assumed his pseudonym to avoid disgracing the family.

Erte, Paris, c.1929.

In 1915, he secured his first substantial contract with Harper’s Bazaar. Between 1915 and 1937, he designed over 200 covers for the magazine and his illustrations would also appear in Illustrated London News, Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal and Vogue.




No prizes for guessing this week’s weather forecast on these very British isles.
Thank heavens for pattern and colour!