Kaffe Fassett, originally from San Francisco, is well known for his designs in the decorative arts. He has designed knitwear for Missoni and Bill Gibb, who he collaborated with for many years. His work is in museum collections across the globe and he has over thirty publications that teach the design stages of his work and the importance of colour.
Kaffe worked with Liza Prior Lucy in USA, producing new patchwork designs – his first look at printed fabric design. He then released his book ‘Glorious Patchwork’ in 1997. Now, he works on an ‘expanding range of fabric prints for the patchwork market’. As well as the patchwork market, his prints are also for Indian stripes fabric and shot cotton fabric ranges distributed by Westminster Fibers, USA and Rowan, UK.
KAFFE 2014 – The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett
In 2014, the American Museum in Bath held a colourful retrospective of Fassett’s work.
“This is the grandest show of my career – every item is part of an intricate opera of colour…I’m flying high on colour!” – Fassett, 2014.
In the early 1960s, Kaffe stayed in Bath and was fascinated with the museum’s antique quilts – “not only with the block patterns created in these textile masterworks but also by their audacious use of juxtaposed colours and printed fabrics”. Over 100 pieces of work were on display showcasing the designer’s love for colour. Watch a short film to learn more about the exhibition here.
Kaffe’s printed fabric designs are full of exciting colour palettes.
Spring 2016 Collection
Fall 2015 Collection
Fall 2014 Collection
See more of Fassett’s prints here
All pictures from http://www.kaffefassett.com unless otherwise stated