Let me be free

For SS21 we see a trend for happy soft rainbow colours in prints with a vintage feel that take up pointillistic and impressionist themes. The feeling is of rebirth, a positive freshness as we dream liberation. It is all very feminine and can be worn as an all over or just to cheer up jeans or joggers.  It is casual and soft and most importantly optimistic.

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07984 467997

Ianthe – Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau sprung up in the 1890s-1910s, inspired by the organic sensuality of the natural world. Its artistic devotees rebelled against the distinction drawn between art and crafts, with designs created in furniture, jewellery, ceramics, glass and dress, along with painting and sculpture. Intrinsically associated with the Liberty store, Art Nouveau is still known in Italy as ‘Stile Liberty’. Ianthe is a quintessential example of Art Nouveau design, characterised by its sinuous, highly stylised layout of delicate flowers and curling lines.

Originally devised as a wallpaper border in c.1902 by French artist René Beauclair, Ianthe was first printed for Liberty in 1967 as part of the decade’s revival of ornate Art Nouveau styles.  The design joined the Tana Classics collection in 1986.

Like the violets that possibly inspired its name, Ianthe reflowers for each new generation. It has appeared on designs for silk pyjamas, cotton bedding, fine jewellery and leather stationery, and was recently reworked in a new contemporary iteration known as Iphis – named after Ianthe’s lover from the Greek myth, as told in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. This season the artwork is celebrated within the Ianthe accessories collection, expertly printed in Italy on our signature coated canvas as a striking, stripped-back two-tone.

There are plenty of products on liberty.com showcasing this beautifully striking print. From scarves to bedding, bags to mens’ Pyjamas. This print is so versatile as it is available in so many colourways; totally updating a vintage and classic print.

All images from liberty.com

Roses are Red

Don’t you worry, large blooms and florals aren’t just for spring. Bold and beautiful, strong and feminine, edgy or traditional these floral designs we have for you here will send you into Autumn/Winter with a bang!

Red is going to be a big colour this season and when it come to print red florals are the order of the day. Inspired by collections for Coco Fennell, Miu Miu and Dolce and Gabbana we have put together a gorgeous selection of Sublitex designs for you today.

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07984 467997

Go Bold or Go Home…

Things are brightening in the design industry. Across the world, creatives are making a splash with bold colours and pattern. These polychrome interiors, installations and murals are a far cry from the restrained, minimalist aesthetic that has dominated in some countries in recent times.

Craig Redman and Karl Maier (aka Craig & Karl) live in New York and London respectively. They presented their signature bold colours, graphic patterns and geometric shapes for a recent exhibition called All In at Seoul’s Avenue L.

British-Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori makes trips from his London home to get inspiration from the traditional fabric stalls of Lagos’s Balogun Market.

Instagram is an amazing treasure trove for interiors. Rowans Rainbow is a fabulous account that doesn’t hold back on colour! ‘The House that colour built’ and ‘Sophie Robinson Interiors’ are two more accounts that are worth a look for bold interior and colour inspiration.

Back to School Stationary

What better feeling is there than opening a crisp new notebook and making the first mark on that blank page. Its back to school and work for many this week, why not treat yourself to some new stationary.

Below we have found some fabulous printed notebooks to brighten up your day and your desk!

You can never have too many pens right? Paperchase has you covered for all you back to work/school need. Your note book doesn’t need to look boring on the inside either – colours galore!

Conversational prints

Looking for something a bit more light-hearted, fun and quirky? Look no further than this selection of conversational prints. Some fabulous inspiration and some of the best designs Sublitex has to offer. Remember the Sublitex archive is so extensive. Full of gorgeous designs, for more information make sure you are following @theprintaffair and @sublitexsrl on Instagram.

Hearts

Comic Strip and Urban Graffiti

Fruit

Vintage throwbacks

Skulls

Plaids

With a rich history that goes back beyond Scottish highland kilts, plaid is a heritage pattern that still feels very now. Call it plaid, check, tartan, gingham – it is a trend that comes back year on year and is a staple print in every wardrobe.

Check out this seasons inspiration below and the new collection of plaids that sublitex has to offer.

Prada

Sublitex Designs

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07984 467997

Paisley

The trend that comes back every year. Weather it be bohemian, modern, colourful or subtle. There is always bound to be a Paisley in the wardrobe, from summer floaty dresses to heavier winter pieces. This is a transitional trend that never gets old.

Zara

Teamed with Denim below by Zara; gives a floaty blouse a more edgy feel showing just how diverse a print it can be.
Dolce and Gabanna

Sublitex prints

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07984 467997

Textural prints

A new trend heading into Autumn/Winter is the easy to wear and ever flattering textural “non-print print”

In a mixture of scales; large mark-making in playful fun colour palettes and some more sophisticated, understated and subtle. There is a guarantee of something to suit everyone’s style. See some inspiration below and also some beautiful “non-print prints” from Sublitex extensive archive of prints.

Sublitex Designs

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07984 467997

Dark Ditsy

Sublitex designs

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07984 467997