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!
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!
I love these mixed media pieces by artist/designer Lisa Solomon. She uses watercolor, colored pencil, thread, and other mediums in these beautiful scenes of domestic life. More of her work can be found at her website.
*images via vogue.com
I saw this vintage fabric on design archives‘ etsy site and it reminded me of these prints from Aquilano.Rimondi’s Spring ’11 Collection. They have different layouts, but use similar elements and have that same funky 1970’s feel. This is an up-and-coming trend that I hope to see carry through to Spring ’12. More from Aquilano.Rimondi’s collection tomorrow!