India Mahdavi x H&M Home

Interiors, print and colour. Name a better combo – or in this case name a better collaboration. Some incredibly beautiful homeware pieces to get your hands on, don’t walk… RUN!

She’s known for her playful palettes and her impeccable style. This year’s H&M HOME designer collab brings the colourful world of India Mahdavi — acclaimed interior designer and architect — into your everyday life.

For India Mahdavi, colour is a language.
Her very own language.

More of India Mahavis’ work

Over the last 20 years, she has created an extensive collection of incredible interiors (you’ve probably seen her work in some of the most Instagrammed restaurants and boutiques of London, Paris and Tokyo). You have to visit the website to experience more of the Projects she has worked on in hotels and restaurants that are both stunning and iconic! https://india-mahdavi.com.

SINCE THE OPENING OF HER STUDIO IN 2000, INDIA MAHDAVI DEVELOPS THROUGH HER CREATIONS A CERTAIN VISION OF HAPPINESS AND COLOUR, IN WHICH SHE NEVER CEASES TO SUSTAIN.

House of Hackney

Here at the Print Affair we are partial to a bit of the House Of Hackney. If you don’t already know, they are a Print-Focused Interiors, Fashion And Lifestyle Brand. The amazing news is that they have won the 2022 Queen’s Award For International Trade.

The quirky east London based print-driven business successfully designs, produces and markets a wide range of textiles, wallpapers and accessories, and the growth in export sales of its products was one of the main factors behind their receiving this accolade.

Of this award Founders Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royale say;

“We are incredibly humbled to have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award, the highest accolade of business in the UK.

People and planet are at the heart of House of Hackney and will always be our north star.

Our guiding principles of compassion, creativity and community make up the foundations of our House and this accolade, alongside our B Corp certification, adds fuel to the fire in our hearts to continue using business as a force for good.

It is our biggest honour to work for House of Hackney.”

All images are from the houseofhackney.com which is really worth a look. Full of prints, colours and inspiring interior design. Below are a few of our favourites!

images: http://www.houseofhackney.com

Colour Inspiration

Our blog last week piqued colour interest from many, so this week we decided to interpret these palettes into some of the separated designs from Sublitex. Separation of the colours in a design maybe a laborious process but allows for the creation of a multitude of colourways adding value and longevity to the design. Creating one shot throw away designs is as objectionable and devaluing as disposal fashion. Sustainability is the only way forward and needs to be applied to all areas including the creative endeavours of our industry.

If you like what you see and want to source these or other designs from Sublitex, contact Sarah at Design and Colour Ltd; designandcolour@gmail.com

Ready for wedding season?

Florals for spring anyone? We have collated together a selection of beautiful floral prints both high-street and high-end to inspire those of you who are looking for something floral, feminine and fabulous. Lots of beautiful soft pastel colours as well as a few brighter bolder choices. Fashion silhouettes for all shapes and styles from brands such as Lavish Alice, the vampires wife and Zimmermann.

Barbour x House of Hackney

Here are the Print Affair we do have a love for House of Hackney. Their prints are so interesting, intricate and original. So when we heard they were doing a fashion collection with Barbour – we got a little bit excited.

The first Spring Summer collection with British luxury interiors brand, House of Hackney and British Heritage brand Barbour has just launched. It merges the maximalist and fantastical bespoke prints of House of Hackney with the iconic heritage of Barbour beautifully. Classic styles have been re-imagined with contemporary printed linings and new modern shapes within quilts and their signature wax.

The origins of the print, ‘Flora Fantasia’, House of Hackney credit to the modern re-telling of Fleurs de Fantaisie by J E Buchert, a very rare book of watercolour prints detailing imaginary flowers dating back to the 1880s. Standout shades within this print include Cintrine Yellow and Bisque Pink.

The collection

All images from barbour.com and houseofhackney.com

90’s Floral Revival

90’s Floral Revival

Whether you go all out for haute couture or trawl the charity shops for vintage 1990s garments or make your own from some old curtains, this look is creeping back into SS and AW collections.

Sublitex are the masters of beautiful blooming florals and their library teams with examples in every imaginable colour combination. They ruled this market in the 1990s and are ready to do so again.

If you like what you see and want to source these or other designs from Sublitex, contact Sarah at Design and Colour Ltd; designandcolour@gmail.com

Brand: Farm Rio

With its powerhouse prints and signature summer spirit, the Brazilian brand’s SS22 collection delivers unadulterated joy.

Check out the website for some fabulous summer prints and sunshine vibes. http://www.farmrio.eu/

Farm Rio started back in 1997 as an independent fashion stall in Rio de Janeiro; since then Farm Rio has become one of Brazil’s most coveted labels. And with evocative colours, bold silhouettes, distinct cultural influences, and an endless vacation vibe serving as its house hallmarks, it’s easy to see why.

The brand’s Instagram bio reveals its intentions “to dress in happiness year-round”, and its powerful prints and joyful designs are like a shot of sartorial serotonin.

Co-founders Katia Barros and Marcello Bastos are dedicated to protecting their main muse, mother nature, and have joined forces with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted to give back to the environment by planting one tree for every purchase made. Now a 100 percent carbon-neutral company globally, Farm Rio is continually looking for innovative ways to lessen its impact on the planet.

All images from https://www.farmrio.eu/

My Tuscan adventure

Happy Wednesday! Last week I took a week long trip over to Tuscan, flying into Florence and exploring the Tuscan countryside. What a trip; I just had to share.

From the traditional arts and textiles to the modern fashions in Florence. The trip was amazing – a feast for the eyes. Met some beautiful friendly people, tasted some amazing food and drank a lot of spritz!

Couldn’t help but be wowed by the amazing hand painted pottery at a ‘Leoncini’ shop. We were in San Gimignano (Siena) The patterns and colours were incredible, bright and fun. https://www.leoncini-italy.com/

Next stop to Pienza – what a beautiful town on a hill; surrounded but the most amazing tuscan landscape. Friendly people and amazing food. What more do you need?

Back to Florence to explore and I was amazed to find so many cool vintage shops, boutiques and vintage sections within bigger department stores. Below are a few of my favourites.

Angelo vintage https://www.angelovintage.com/ and Melrose Vintage were two great finds! It felt like Melrose vintage went on for days – such beautiful and unique pieces.

A lovely boutique we found collating a range of brands was called miss trench. Young, fun and playful prints and lots of bright colours! Visit https://misstrench.com/ to explore more.

Unfortunately by that point it was time to fly home… not before a little mooch around the airport at Etro and Salvatore Ferragamos’ beautiful prints.

Such an amazing trip that I would recommend to everyone!

Sarah x

Print Clash – Stripes

How about some new season jubilant mash-up prints to lift your spring spirits? Paul Smith, Etro, Paco Rabanne, Marni and more treat us to a showcase of stripes in every which way. The golden rule this season when it comes to print – more is more!