Dec 10

On the Street – Getting Leggy with it

We just love when amazing street photographers catch amazing prints and patterns in action! Check out the perfect way to get creative with leggings for winter! We love the knitted geometric pattern!

See more of our legging ideas based on this trend!

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Oct 10

Trending – Tribin’ Times

We all know that African tribal-wear is trending hard, but have you ever really looked into exactly what factors may have contributed in making this a trend to start with?

Meet 3 influential photographers that drew us in….

Phyllis Galembo Photography

Phyllis Galembo is mostly known for her photographic documentation of native tribes. We were attracted to her most recent work of photographing West African tribes in ritual adornment for mainly religious purposes. Check out the fully bodied costumes composed of geometric patterns, stripes, and colorful zig zags.

Hans Silvester Photography

German photographer, Hans Silvester caught our attention with his beautiful and emotional work depicting the temporary bodily decoration by tribes in southern Ethiopia. The people of the Omo Valley, use flora and fauna to embellish their faces and body with perfectly composed color palettes and finger painted motifs that can easily inspire a fresh take on textile designs.

Herring & Herring Photography

The photographers at Herring & Herring focus on fashion photography, but we came across their Tribal shoot and we were instantly mesmerized by how they took the tribal concept to an extreme of colors and patterns. Amazing.

Inspired? Look at our african inspired and royalty-free textiles HERE!

Sep 10

Prints – Modern Baby

With more and more designers creating baby lines, we had to spotlight a trend toward a more modern look!

Pastels may be the norm for childrenswear, but how about some colorful prints? We feel that a brigher and bolder approach would freshen up this market! Check out how easy it is to turn a onesie into a conversation piece! Try your hand at designing with all sorts of fun combinations.

Play around with these modern baby prints..

Sep 10

Prints – Geometrically Speaking

The SS/2011 runways showcased more than a handful of designers being influenced by the iconic Peggy Guggenheim.

Whether it was for her extroverted character, style, jewels or statement sunglasses, we as textile designers can see all the reasons to be inspired as well. Peggy was an art lover, collector and advocate for all things avant-garde. She accumulated and promoted cutting edge pieces by influential artists such as Picasso, Man Ray,  Dali, Miró, Chagall and many others.

We think she would definitely approve of some unconventional, colorful and bold textile and graphic prints like the ones we put together.

Feeling inspired by Peggy? Find these textiles and more by in our Geometric-inspired collection!

Geometrically Speaking