Printemps for Mamma
This ensemble was created as one half of a mother/daughter ensemble for printemps (spring). The concept was developed to provide four key cotton items for each wearer, an easy dress, a fun coat with a great shape and big pockets, a long, soft, voile scarf for sun-protection or neck warming, and a simple Japanese style tote bag. The prints were created from gouache paintings and ink sketches of blossoms and details from my April garden. These prints are a suite drawn from a limited number of motifs including; apple blossoms, jasmine vines, spider webs, dewdrops, and fence lines. These elements have been combined in four different finished prints with scale modifications to make dresses, scarves, tote bags, and jackets.