28 June 2016

FABRICS - hokkoh japan

Today I am celebrating the ingenuity of Japanese fabrics again with a look at some lovely prints spotted at Hokkoh. This Osaka based fabric company was founded in 1980 and manufactures around 600 designs a year. They exhibit at Premier Vision in both Paris and New York. Design highlights include graphic cacti and lemons, stylised trees and sharp colourful geometrics. You can find Hokkoh fabrics for sale very widely online and two UK retailers include The Fabric Fox and Celtic Fusion.

FABRICS - kiruma

Staying with the Japanese theme these fabrics from Kiruma caught my eye for their Scandi style designs. Kiruma is the work of designer/illustrator Masanori Inui who created the brand for fabric manufacturer Koizumi Tex Life. The designs were inspired by Northern Europe and the name Kiruma was taken from a village in Estonia.

27 June 2016

AW16 - cath kidston press show

P&P attended the Cath kidston press show a couple of weeks ago and today I have some snapshots to share. The idea was to showcase to bloggers and journalists the prints and products that will be in stores this Autumn Winter. The theme of the show was 'Enchanted Forest' and highlights included conversational prints featuring pencils or books, a cute woodland character print, and as you would expect from Cath Kidston lots of loose and colourful flowers. Here are some shots I managed to take at the show, unfortunately the venue had no natural daylight making it very hard to photograph but hopefully you still get a feel for new season. Some items are already online now at Cath Kidston here.