Setting the scene for Fall are Teatum Jones dark and mystical prints taking you on a subconscious journey of fairytales, temptations and forbidden truths. Teatum Jones AW12 "Once Upon an Innocence " 'explores the sensationalistic and menacing side of the Grimm's Fairy Tales and Hollywood crime scene photography circa 1940’s. Both subjects once divorced of their folkloric enchantment and stylised imagery reveal wickedness, cruelty and abandonment in unconceivable measures. Teatum Jones’ AW12 collection paints scenes of oversized, treacherous yet utterly magical landscapes, blending early 19th Century Germany and 20th Century Hollywood. These scenes cast ominous light over what happens when one removes the magic from folklore and is left with the starkness of reality and plausibility'.
For more insight into the psychology of Grimm's fairytales read Bruno Bettelheim award winning and thought provokingbook 'The uses of Enchantment' & Watch out for Liberty's collaboration with Teatum Jones in Sept!
Cyril Walter Crentsil sharp menswear collection 'Disparate Elements' takes it’s cues from the wonderfully patterned quilts of the Mennonite and Amish communities in North America interpreting them into modern geometric patterns using Adobe Illustrator. The geometric and abstract patterns form the basis of a larger study into how shape and pattern can be conveyed in both two- and three-dimensional formats within a print. Cyril Walter Crentsil
Liberty goes Digital! Liberty is now embracing new technology with digital printing with their Tana Lawn range while maintaining its standard price of £21 a meter. The People's Print love the new range Mawston Meadow, a print inspired by a meadow of flowers at 'Godolphin House' in Cornwall, using subtle photographic qualities that retain the mood, nostalgic and classic feel of the Liberty fabric story. We can't wait to get to Liberty's to check it out.
'Although Liberty Art Fabrics prides itself on its main collection being primarily rotary and screen printed, it is very important not to ignore new technology and the ecology and versatility of digital printing. The most amazing designs can be created from photography, computer pixellation and high colour works of art' Liberty Digital Collection
People's Print member Cara Piazza and recent graduate explores textiles through the unusual process dyeing from our natural waste to create her eco fashion collection.
Who and what inspires you?
I try to pull inspiration from everywhere but I tend to find myself constantly being drawn to mapping and diagramming and locating myself graphically in my surroundings. I'm also inspired by ways to harness nature in urban environments, natural history and oddities, and the occult.
What techniques have you used in your final collection?
For my final collection I only used natural dyes and screen printing.
What excites you about your future as a young textile designer?
I am excited to try to help revive the craft of natural dyeing and to help promote local commerce as well with my work.
What are your unique qualities that you think you offer as you enter the world of art and design?
I believe I have a strong business mentality along side being creative. I have an eye for keeping a client in mind, and think my creative optimism can help solve some key issues in design practices today.
What would be your dream collaboration or project?
My dream collaboration would be to partner with a restaurant / or some sort of food service to create a studio where we helped and used each others excess wastes. It would be great to try to make a collection that was sold on a large scale simply with by products.
The People's Print look forward to dyeing and dining with you in the future!
Thank you Cara Piazza
The People's Print devise pioneering workshops which look at design theory in parallel with a hands on and practical approach to create textiles design using traditional and digital techniques. Referencing historic movements, culture, heritage, current practices with new technologies and localised industry that foster sustainability.
The People's Print offers a toolbox to empower the participant and consumer to be at the center of the design process. Focusing on Digital Textile Design and Print for production.
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The People's Print workshops are run by Emma and Melanie who work together and independently with the shared passion for creating textiles.
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