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October 24, 2013 Out the Back Door: Holiday Inspirations

The inspiration behind some of our Holiday 2013 prints took us to far-flung places spanning oceans and even decades, while others didn’t take us further than the backyard!  Take a peek at how we re-imagined real-world objects into wearable landscapes… … Continue reading

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September 8, 2008 Interpreting India’s Beauty Into Knit

Andhra_pradesh_coverlet (A 19th Century Coverlet from Andhra Pradesh.) Winter08_15a_152_lowres (Our Shadow Blossom Skirt and Gilded Lily Kimono were inspired by the antique textile shown above.) Beautiful textiles and crafts, vibrant religious festivals and a sensorial cuisine, Andhra Pradesh (situated on … Continue reading

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May 7, 2008 Design Inspiration: A Phoenix Rises to Nobility

Last_one25 In the late 14th century of the Ming Dynasty, the use of woven or embroidered insignia badges were worn at the chest and back of robes to indicate rank in social and military circles.  The mandated system specified a … Continue reading

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February 13, 2008 African Mud Cloth

Mud_cloth As you may have already surmised, Annie is an enthusiastic and learned collector of textiles from around the world. Her passion for these windows on culture is contagious and so it is not surprising to find our design team … Continue reading

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January 29, 2008 Vintage Inspired Details

Detail With the introduction of our Resort 2008 collection this week we also debut our new wovens line of print, embroidered and tailored fabric designs. One inspiration in particular brings an unexpected vintage charm to our customers.  Constructed from light, … Continue reading

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