Last year we were all fruity and this year we are re- visiting the British favourite flying insect. The look ranges from very realistic groups, diaphanous more abstract clouds, botanical to a more folkorique approach. Whatever your preference Sublitex have looks suitable for blouses through to the staple holiday maxi dress.12










Anna Glover for H&M


H&M’s most recent print collaboration is with the award-winning London based designer, Anna Glover.  Best known for her beautifully intricate wallpaper designs, this was a new approach to print design for the designer.  Who better to develop a fashion print range with than H&M who are pretty much the inventors of the “Fashion Colab” concept. It is  really refreshing to see them work with a designer who is not a household name after the stream of big designer labels such as Kenzo, Erdem and Stella Mcartney, to name but a few.


Anna designs all of the bejeweling floral designs in her nature filled studio space in East London. The prints are hand painted in Gouache and then scanned and printed digitally.




“I love the combination of the hand-painting and the digital, but the hand-painting is key. I just feel it’s a timeless technique and I really like seeing the evidence of the hand and the brush marks, and that always translates really beautifully to fabric.” Anna Glover, H&M Magazine


Anna and the team at H&M came up with the idea of transporting people to a beautiful surreal garden and all of the prints are the flora and fauna from there.


Anna and the team at H&M came up with the idea of transporting people to a beautiful surreal garden and all of the prints are the flora and fauna from there.



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All images from H&M.comand Annaglover.co.uk

House of Hackney: Babylon & Limerence



Sophie Wade – designandcolour@gmail.com

Always huge fans of House of Hackney here at The Print Affair, it would only be right to admire their two new, whimsical print collections. With art deco influences, the moody repeats transport us away to an enchanting lands. Tropical is certainly a trend that House of Hackney do very well and this new collection is a contemporary and exciting move on from the iconic prints we all know so well.


The new designs are showcased in various different colour palettes from deep, moody tones to bright saturated hues.

Babylon, a new design for interiors and home accessories at HOH, is in a range of colour ways all ‘alluding to a heady late summer’. Giant scale weeping willows, this moody print harks back to the 1930’s and 1950’s, both golden ages for decorating. The print also evokes the current trend of deep, rich colours used in interiors.


Babylon in Colour Ways: Anemone and Celestial Blue  

Limerence, inspired by the ancient silk route, this design illustrates the exotic grasslands of Sri Lanka. Sun bleached palms and romantic hues help refresh the tropical designs so popular with HOH. The primary colour palette incorporates papyrus off-white, blush pink and willow green, perfect for a spring interior update. This print is available across both the HOH interior collections and fashion collections.

Limerence in Colour Ways: Galapagos and Papyrus

See the new collections here at: https://www.houseofhackney.com/