Fashion designers often find inspiration in the works of interior designers, so I was more than thrilled when DCOTA (Design Center Of The Americas) Invited me to be part of their fashion show and asked me to create two outfits inspired by an interior designer and his fabrics. They paired me with John Roselli & associates showroom and with the works of John Robshaw,who is famous for his woodblock printing techniques, his mix of fabrics and textures and his perfect use of color; Take a look at some of his ads below; I love them for being so quirky, fun and different! and of course, they remind me of India and that I really need to go there soon.
To me this project is a lot of fun and although it is definitely out of my comfort zone because I rarely work with prints, I’m sure it will push me to create something outside of the box. It took me seconds to take inspiration from the fabrics (all hand printed in India) and pictures from John Robshaw’s blog and ads!
The fashion show will be in two weeks on January 30th, but I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the finished sketches! Take a look and wish me luck, because crazy work weeks are coming up!
I hope you find inspiration in John’s work as well, maybe to try a little woodblock printing, or design out of you comfort zone some amazing print clashing outfits!
♣Wish Me Luck♣
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I’m very happy to show you part of the look book of the Spring / Summer 2012 collection. It took almost 6 months to create, we feel it came out just right! You can shop for the pieces now on Etsy. Most designs come in S and M and only 2 of each piece were produced. Shop for them here: WWW.CAROLINABENOIT.ETSY.COM
Contact me to order and drop us a line with your comments 🙂
A special thank you to Paula Velasquez for helping us out with the photography!
And… what do you think about our gorgeous mascot? her name is Tutti, she is a 10 month old Yorkie
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