Designer and illustrator Karen Mabon enchantesus with her beguiling collection of printed accessories and home wares. After studying at London’s Royal College of Art, she set up her own label to showcase her illustrative skills in 2013. “Each illustration tells its own story, whether that be curious creatures, nostalgia-filled memories or characters acting out scenes from and old, forgotten film.” Her prints can be seen on cashmere scarves, silk sleepwear, home accessories and other decorative pieces and her label has been linked with Anthropologieand Nordstrom to name a few.
Karen has collaborated with all sorts of companies and worked on some unusual projects which is what makes her label fresh and unique. Unsurprisingly, print magpies Anthropologiehave teamed up with the vibrant designer. Other companies include Radley, The National Portrait Gallery, Universal, The V&A and even Heathrow Airport. Here is a look at some of the collaborations:
Alongside her signature scarves, Karen has also delved into designing for interiors. These cushions covers are jammed packed full of motifs and are a feast for the eye. We love the print clashing of all of her designs thrown together in this photo shoot.
Karen captures her products in her enchanted photography, each collection illustrating a different story
For SS18 Karen has created a range of printed swimwear and in her own unique style, each print as random as the next. From vegetables to star signs, what makes her work so interesting is the fact that the product and the print do not need to necessarily work together, resulting in fresh new pieces.