CURATE // ART & DESIGN: Textiles

Tis the season for dark neutrals and grey weather (particularly here in Austin where we’ve received over twelve inches of rain this past week). A bright, saturated color in the form of a scarf or a piece of jewelry adds a dramatic effect against a black or grey. Plus, people will be so taken by your cool print scarf that they won’t notice you’ve been wearing the same black jeans for six days straight.

Here’s some print inspiration…

Alexander Girard

Turn to Mr. Girard for some history of contemporary textile design. Girard worked with the greats: Herman Miller, the Eames brothers, etc. He also had a crazy expansive collection of folk art, much of which is housed in the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.

Block Shop Textiles

The sisters behind Block Shop have creating a line of accessories both elegant and environmentally sustainable. Their aesthetic is described as “minimalist desert,” and two dollars of every scarf purchased supports the Bagru community of block carvers and master printers in India.

Fusion Kelvar

A graphic print combined with an oxford gets us all hot and bothered. Fusion Kelvar is a relatively new brand that came out with an androgynous line inspired by the African Diaspora. It’s school boy prep and graphic, crazy prints combined. There are only two products up on the site currently, but we’re hoping to see more from them soon.

1 / https://www.maximodesign.com/

2/ http://www.designlovefest.com/2013/01/block-shop-scarves/

3/ http://fusionkelvar.bigcartel.com/product/the-urban-trekker /

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