Sublitex – Pre Summer 2023

Sublitex are the largest printer of heat transfer paper designs for Fashion in Europe, renowned for their beautiful exclusive prints and colour renditions. These are available in the UK from Design and Colour Ltd and here are our top picks for Pre Summer 2023.

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


The new sleepwear collection for Autumn 2020 champions Liberty’s gothic revival movement of the late 1960s.

The in house designers have transformed and re-imagined design within the liberty archive. Drawing on a wide array of baroque, ornate and proudly eccentric designs.

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The New Logo Collection

The Liberty Fabrics Logo collection celebrates Liberty’s iconic ‘L’ monogram – originally created in 1948 and revived in 1950. Developed by the in-house design team and available exclusively on silk satin, the Logo collection captures the spirit of our unapologetically eccentric brand through a new, typographic lens.


What was once the footwear of chefs and hospital workers and dubbed an ‘ugly shoe’ has now taken off again! Coming in a range of colours and print CROCS are the go to shoe for comfort. The fact you can personalise them with charms to make them individual to you makes them all the more appealing with the new generation of instagramers!

A number of A list celebrities and influencers are Croc ‘ambassadors’ Alphonso Davies, Bella Poarch, Remi Wolf and Kelli Erdmann to name a few. With followers in the millions they really are influencing you to buy these comfy, casual and practical shoes.

A selection of come of the printed crocs available…

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KITRI is an independent fashion brand based in London; it was founded in 2017 by Haeni Kim.

Focused on bright and interesting prints the brand produce limited quantities of designs. This means the offerings are fresh every season, less waste and less people in the same outfit as you!

See below a selection of some of out favourite designs from the new collection.

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Perfect Pinks in both ditsy florals, gingham and abstract prints.

Bright, bold and colourful prints perfect for summer. Classic animal prints alongside Pucci inspired abstract designs.

The newest summer collection had a pop up in Harvy Nichols in London.

Liz Spencer – thedogwooddyer

I came across the incredible artist Liz Spencer – known as @thedogwooddyer on Instagram. Her videos are hypnotising with fabulous hand dye techniques; foraging flowers and plants to create the most beautiful bespoke garments.

Her Bio reads : ‘With experience tending organic natural dye gardens nestled between rows of a family heritage orange grove in southern California, the urban sidewalks of Brooklyn New York, and in the tradition of an English community garden in London, Liz Spencer has devoted an artistic practice to her insatiable curiosity of coaxing color from plants.’

‘Liz holds a BA from Linfield College & an MA from the famed sustainable fashion program at the London College of Fashion. She has taught fashion, sustainability, and natural dyeing at Parsons the New School and continually teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Liz is now finding a new rhythm by the ocean in Oceanside, CA.’

She holds online workshops to teach different techniques when it comes to natural dying.

Garden flower 🌼🌿 dyed socks Cosmos flowers & Coreopsis stems combine to make a sweet summer floral design on these hemp/organic cotton socks. Scroll down for the video!

All images are from @thedogwooddyer on instagram and


Inspiration doesn’t just come from print design it all areas of textiles and this week we are taking a look at some fabulous embroidery.

150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk

Now on at the fashion and textile museum: London. A retrospective exploring the often-surprising history of one of the UK’s oldest and most revered applied arts organisations.

In 1872, the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) was founded on two key principles – the first, the preservation of hand embroidery as an art form and the second, the support of women’s independence through work. In the intervening 150 years, the RSN’s journey towards these goals has taken many unexpected forms and featured countless high-profile projects.

150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework will explore this historic organisation’s contribution to the world of embroidery. The exhibition will present collaborations with the great names of the Arts and Crafts movement, commissions produced for the British royal family, contemporary works created for top, international designers and pieces by the RSN’s talented students.

Presenting textiles from the Royal School of Needlework’s own 5,000-piece archive, alongside examples from museums and collections across the UK, this in-depth retrospective will display the often surprising history of one of the UK’s oldest and most revered applied arts organisations.

The exhibition is curated by Dennis Nothdruft, head of exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum, in collaboration with Dr Susan Kay-Williams, chief executive at the Royal School of Needlework.

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Hand & Lock

Below images are from @lisscookeembroidery – Senior Digital Embroidery Designer  @handandlocklondon Hand and Lock offer full scale bespoke digital machine embroidery services, COLOREEL technology for bespoke & bulk projects, as well a machine embroidered patch service for both small quantities & bulk production!

A lovely recent project: Vintage Prada coat restoration & Upcycle. This coat came to us with multiple areas of unfixable damage, and we were given complete free reign to create this beautiful design. We produced machine embroidered appliqués on tulle which were carefully hand beaded and tacked to the coat to cover the areas of damage. Particularly love the colour palette of this one🪐 Designed & Embroidered @handandlocklondon

COLOREEL machine embroidery designs for @casablancabrand

🍄 @handandlocklondon x @coloreel bespoke machine embroidered @levis_uk (gifted) Jacket using COLOREEL technology and 100% recycled polyester thread🌏

The Hand and Lock SS22 patch collection is so fabulous and available to buy from a link on their instagram @byhandandlock @handandlocklondon  

Lauren Perrin

Here at The Print affair we are always on the look out for fabulous prints and inspiring designers. We happened to stumble across the amazingly talented Lauren Perrin.

Lauren is a French designer based in London who creates sustainable tights and gloves, all manufactured in the UK. Whilst working in London a styling assistant, Lauren was regularly asked to source brightly coloured and patterned tights to add a pop of colour to curated looks. Frustrated by the overall conventionality and lack of variety offered by other brands, she decided to explore her own designs, and so Lauren Perrin was born.

The garments and accessories you will probably have already seen without realising as many celebrities have been recently donning these wacky and striking print. The likes of Harry Styles and Miley Cyrus to name a few.

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Jigsaw collaboration

It looks like British brand Jigsaw love her designs too as This Summer they have teamed up in a collaboration.

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Mind the gap

Ready for some fabulous interior prints? This week we are looking at the brand ‘Mindthegap’ Eccentric, fabulous and sometimes outrageous prints to inspire you in your home.

Founded in 2016 by Stefan Ormenisan and Victor Serban. Mindthegap started its journey designing and producing wallpaper and wall art. Today; the brand established in Transylvania, offers a wide range of premium home furnishings including Wallcoverings, fabric, furniture, lighting, wall art and accessories.

Cushions and Soft furnishings

“MINDTHEGAP’s headquarters are located in Transylvania alongside our production facility where we manufacture wallcoverings, lighting and framed prints, whilst our fabrics, furniture and accessories are sourced from trusted European suppliers. Each year we launch several lifestyle collections of coordinated home furnishings inspired by global culture and the iconic creations of mankind. Every product in our range is subject to eco-friendly consciousness, our aim is to create items that leave a minimal footprint on the environment.

With a multichannel global distribution in over 70 countries, MINDTHEGAP has grown in a short time to become a trendsetting, design leading and well-known luxury home décor brand.”

Victor SERBAN, founder and managing partner


The Collections

The Transylvanian Manor, The home of an eccentric man, Transylvanian roots, Sundance Villa and The tropical cottage.

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Festival Fashion – Glastonbury

Some fabulous prints on show at Glastonbury over the weekend.

Images from @shangrilaglasto photos by @georgeharrisonphoto and @coal_poet_media

A look back through at some of the best Glastonbury outfits through the years…

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Missoni inspired

As summer finally graces our skies we turn our attention to the Winter season. We see interest in cosy textural prints in rich colours to see us through the winter chill a la Missoni and others.

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