UMBRELLA PRINTS

These beautiful fabrics come from Umbrella Prints, an Australian textile house by Amy Prior and Carly Schwerdt. The play between color and texture is just perfect and what drew me to the collection were the “Trimmings Packs,” which are perfect for collages or color/mood boards. The dynamic duo, which can be found on etsy, also sell cards and jewelry based on their designs.

ROSA CHA

* images via Fashion Gone Rogue

This lovely array of prints is from Rosa Cha’s Spring ’11 collection. I LOVE that skin print and the geometrics seen above are perfect for the swim market. Beautiful!

Anna Maria Horner

With piecing and pattern mixing being so popular, quilting fabrics are a great place to look for inspiration. One of my favorite designers is Anna Maria Horner, and she has a fabulous new collection called Innocent Crush. The patterns and colors are beautiful on their own, but the true magic happens when they are cut and sewn into garments, quilts, home accessories etc..I love the print mixing in the pillows and check out those pants!

SEQUIN FRIDAY

Photographed by Phil Oh

Photographed by Phil Oh

Photographed by Phil Oh

Aquilano.Rimondi SS '11, photo by Valerio Mezzanotti

Aquilano.Rimondi SS '11, photo by Valerio Mezzanotti

Sequins made a comeback a few years ago, but recently I have seen a resurgence in sequins used to create patterns. It can be absolutely gorgeous, note the skirt in the third photo down (does anyone know who designed that?), or a little nightmarish depending on the execution…but I love it!

PARIS SCENES

*images via vogue.com

These photographs are part of a collection by Phil Oh. Enjoy!

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