Just in time for lockdown (hopefully) coming to an end, the luxury pyjama brand Desmond & Dempsey opens the bedroom door and steps out into the bright sunlight. Together with H&M, they have created a capsule collection featuring laidback dresses and kaftans, all in unique prints created by hand and inspired by the Desmond & Dempsey founders Molly Goddard and Joel Jeffery’s birthplace Australia. Palms and botanical elements flourish in repeat patterns or Toile de Jouy-like prints in a colour palette of saffron yellow, dusty pink, azure blue, forest green and soft beige.
“Our prints start with an adventure. It doesn’t always have to be far, but a visit to somewhere that has triggered our imagination.”
Molly Goddard: www2.hm.com
Desmond and Dempsey
Thought we may as well include some of our favourite prints from Desmond and Dempsey; if you would rather stay in and keep the pyjamas on…
As some of us finally come out of lockdown we want to unfurl ourselves and enjoy our new freedom. We are imitating one of the British public’s favourite print themes, the butterfly. Whether it be realistic, fanciful or abstract wing prints these have always been most commercial and appealing prints.
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Sublitex and The Print Affair are working hand in hand to bring you the latest print designs through multi-media channels using videos, blogs and Instagram. Watch the film then scroll down this blog to see the jpegs of the designs.
The V&A is launching a seven-day digital celebration of Glastonbury to mark what would have been the festival’s 50th anniversary.
The museum, which is home to the Glastonbury archive, today launches a new collection on its website dedicated to the annual festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. This weekend (26-28 June) would have been the 50th anniversary Glastonbury Festival.
The online exhibition will look at the festival’s inception, history, fashion, and stage design. It will include past posters, programmes, designs, interviews, film, photographs, backstage passes and other memorabilia.
The V&A continues to work with Glastonbury Festival to collect and archive material from each Festival.
The ‘festival fashion’ industry has only really existed since the mid-2000s, following several appearances at Glastonbury Festival by the model Kate Moss.
The height of her influence was in 2005, when she was photographed with her then boyfriend (and frontman of The Libertines) Pete Doherty. Her now-iconic look – tousled hair, gold dress, leather jacket, Hunter wellington boots and the ultimate accessory, an indie band boyfriend – suddenly decreed that festivals could be places for style and glamour, rather than just mud and mayhem.
If you need some floral colour inspiration look no further than this fabulously talented designer Natasha Coverdale.
Natasha is a British Designer – Digital Flower Arranger. Follow her Instagram account @studiocoverdale for joyful art prints and textile treasures. She created her pieces digitally drawing with a tablet and pen. On her website it says that she is inspired by Japanese botanical block prints (after having lived in Asia) and 17th/18th century French textiles.
“I play with colour and composition until I’m happy – and this can take many, many days. I’m fascinated by folklore, forgery and social history and always aim to have hidden treats and a sparkle of romance within my creative work.” linktr.ee/studiocoverdale
Sun hats are the accessory you need now that all socialising is taking place outside!
Relive the 90s trend with some fabulous printed bucket hats. With lots of different print options there is a hat here for everyone.
Asos say its sales of bucket hats have risen by 343% in a year, with a £10 design with an orange smiley face the most popular on the site. Kangol has produced bucket hats since the 70s. Globally, orders for its washed bucket are up 339% in spring 2019 compared with spring 2018.
Some fabulous Sublitex designs
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Some Colour inspiration for you this week in the form of some fabulous woven textiles. Ptolemy Mann has been creating work from her studio since 1997. Architectural and chromatic wall based artworks for private, public and corporate clients using her signature hand dyed and woven technique. She has worked as a commercial textile designer producing a range of furnishing fabrics, cushions, bed linen and throws with various brands and retailers.
Below are some recent artworks on her instagram account @ptolemymann.art ‘these paintings have become a daily ritual of making and being in the moment. Capturing a gesture and feeling of a moment in time. A new series I am calling ‘Where we are Now’’
Chromaticity // 2016 // Stanhope Commission // Archive // Thread Painting // Hand dyed and woven mercerised cotton.
Below are some selected artworks from her website ptolemymann.com. Such a fabulous use of colour creating Ikat style designs. Incredibly inspiring and beautiful to look at.
All images are from ptolemymann.com. For information on the artist and her fabulous artwork visit and explore. Be inspired.