Posts Tagged: Autumn/Winter 2012

Ekaterina Gerasimova

Ekaterina Gerasimova is a recent recent graduate of the London College of Fashion. For her final collection the designer created an 8-piece range embellished with surface textile techniques including embroidery, appliqué and felting to create lavish tactile imagery. Exploring cultural expressions of identity, Ekaterina’s textile placements were inspired by Sailor Jerry tattoos, Latin American fables… Read more »


Recent holidays to the Swiss Alps have left a lasting impression on both Guillame Henry of Carven and Tsumori Chisato, with both designers incorporating photo placement prints of snowy peaks and chalets for their recent collections. For Carven’s Resort 2012 collection Henry used vintage postcards of the alps, printed on silk, to create shorts, shirts… Read more »

The Best Of The Rest…

For Fall 2012 Mary Katrantzou, Balenciaga and Peter Pilotto offered a selection of beautiful prints, from classic floral interpretations to those a little more strangely inspired. Print vanguard Mary Katrantzou looked to the everyday for her Fall 2012 collection. (For her team this involved buying up boxes of yellow school pencils and pink erasers.) Despite… Read more »


Intricate geometrics have proven to be the leading print for Fall with Miu Miu, Prada, Jonathan Saunders and Aquilano Rimondi leading the way in rich wintery colours like burgundy, eggplant and amber. Traditionally, complex repeats of points, lines and curves are mostly identified with Islamic art. The teachings of the Qur’an preach undivided devotion to… Read more »

The Orient

Famous for rich brocaded silks figured with traditional flora and fauna iconography, East Asia has a long textile history which has inspired exotic fashion prints since the 1800s. For AW12 Dries Van Noten raided the archives of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, photographing their collection of kimonos and dragon robes. The photographs were then reworked… Read more »

Laurence Airline

Laurence Airline is a Parisian-based menswear label that is not only inspired by ethnic textiles, but works to promote and encourage responsible manufacturing practices with local African communities. Their AW 2012 collection is a anomalous mix of Japanese polka dots, Scottish plaid and wax-printed peacock feathers, constructed at their workshop on the Ivory Coast. Designer… Read more »


[iframe src=”″ width=”600″ height=”381″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen> Metamorphosis by Maya Villiger from Something Else on Vimeo.</p] Sweet animated lookbook by Maya Villager of Turned Out for Something Else Winter 2012 collection ‘Metamorphisis’.


London-based design duo, Swash, create custom prints from their own illustrations and watercolours. Their muse: pet whippet Candy.  

War Of Roses

It is said that juxtaposing elements help the human brain create meaning and stimulate intrigue. A rose itself is a naturally-occurring juxtaposition – a soft fragile flower stemmed with sharp razored thorns. As the subject of Josh Goot’s signature prints (created by long-time collaborators Shane Sakkeus and Stacia Hadiutomo) the rose is a fitting choice…. Read more »