Friday, September 3, 2010

Spring 2011 Inspiration

I started here


Ran across this



And ended here


I will spare you the lengthy story of how I went from carnival in Brazil as my inspiration to Horimono tattoos, to Favelas...and managed to drag it all together. But...culture connects us all in some way and not only is it beautiful, but it is ever present in design of all sorts. Not to mention totally fueling my work with an endless source of inspiration. I don't want to shock you, but I'm in the midst of planning Spring 2011. Ok...I just shocked myself. Besides adjusting to the fast pace of being two seasons ahead at all times, this is my favorite part of the business. I get to dream in color. Spring will reveal a softer look for H&HT with our usual emphasis on pattern but we will be taking it up a notch. Now...time for me to get to work. This research isn't going to do itself you know?
By the way, the Favela images are from www.favelapainting.com These guys are just so talented and I love what they're doing.

6 comments:

niki.mac said...

wow! I love the asian motifs - can't wait to see what comes next!

Hammocks & High Tea said...

Thanks Niki!! You and me both :D

shari @ little blue deer said...

Gorgeous inspiration! That favela painting reminds me of the movie City of God, have you ever seen it? Intense, but a beautiful film! Love your gorgeous world, just came over via Chic Modern Vintage, so happy to be your newest follower1

Hammocks & High Tea said...

Shari,

Thank you! yes City of God is one of the best movies I've ever seen. I also learned about Seu Jorge (Knockout Ned) from that film, he's an amazing musician as well.

Abby said...

Definitely love that Asian fish motif! Good luck in work!

Hammocks & High Tea said...

thank you Abby!