Over 12 months in the making and she's finally here! The entomologist print, exclusive to Jericho Road Clothing. I couldn't be more excited to share a little behind the scenes of this collaboration with Chloe and Kate.
Inspired by the natural world and designed using only different shades of green, entomologist is a design very close to my heart. I'm surround choose to surround myself with botanical beauties, which in turn influences quite a lot of my work. My phone is full of photos of my feet and flora from all over the world. I don't often take photos of my face, but you guys sure do know my favourite sneakers!
I'm also known to snap photos of anything and everything that I find inspiring. Shadows on a street, a cute sign, pretty flowers or the colours of graffiti. I also snap photos of beautiful bugs.
For this design, I brought together my love of bugs and decided to keep to a purely green colour palette. We tried a few different colour variations, but the greens were a clear winner!
I tweaked the design a little and the JRC ladies sent it off to production, so we could get a strike off. For those who don't know, a strike off is a sample of the printing of the design on the fabric you've chosen, which you review and approve before sending a full order into production. When we received the first strike off, I joined the JRC girls for coffee and cake and to check it out in person.
We all loved the colours! But thought the print might look cool a little bigger, so Chloe and Kate requested a new fabric sample. Once the received it, they sent me a pic and we were good to go!
Once we had the strike off approved, the JRC team finalised the cuts and everything went into production! There's a dress, top and pants in buttery soft tencel. Photos below from the JRC team.
I also designed the swing tags the collaboration. Seeing these guys hanging from the labels of the new collection, was super exciting.
And just for fun, I dreamt of the my sweet little bugs as socks! So here's a little mockup for illustration purposes only :)
I hope you enjoy the collection as much as we do! I can't wait to wear bugs for the. whole winter. Whether that's inside during our covid isolation or out into the wild. Let's hope for the latter. T x