Here Comes the Sun
I have recently completed a pattern collection for the Patternmash East meets West SS17 collection. Thank you Hannah for featuring one of my patterns on your slider :D
You can see my full collection here
My designs have been inspired by vintage Japanese kimonos & matchbooks; and 1980’s graphic shapes, Letraset half tones, Ben Day dots and urban high rise architecture. To achieve the gritty texture of big cities such as Tokyo and London I have used a sugar lift etching. I collaged headlines for magazines together to achieve the high rise apartment building. I hand drew numerous florals inspired by kimonos and english gardens which I layered on top of an abstract design (again from a collage) which resembles an urban map grid. The other patterns are simple organic or geometric repeats. I think the sugar lift etching texture, collage and patchwork Ben Day dots floral work well. I struggled with the colour palette and in the end settled on the pinks/mint green and neutrals palette inspired by the last image on week #2’s moodboard.