I work with a range of people from artists, painters, creatives, small businesses to large companies. I provide 1-2-1 advice to all creatives who would like to test their idea of a product development or idea of a design or has a photograph or an artwork that they would like to see come alive on fabrics of their choice in the form of a scarf, cushion, clothing- T-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses or any wearable stitched product that they can think of.
The results are beautiful sophisticated pieces that can be worn in multiple ways, suitable for multiple occasions. Here are some examples of my previous projects where I have worked with artists, retailers and established brands to bring their ideas to life.
We collaborate with the esteemed Victoria and Albert Museum for their seasonal exhibitions. Each project involved creating a unique scarf using V&A museum licensed artwork on our bespoke luxe fabrics. Some of our projects are listed below.
2020: Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk This exhibition presented the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and the rest of the world. The project involved creating silk scarf and a modal scarf using V&A museum artwork. Kabuki actor modal scarf
Long kimono tassel silk scarf
2019: Mary Quant
Mary Quant Twiggy by Donovan silk scarf Mary Quant modal rectangle scarf
2018: Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up Exhibition This exhibition presents a fresh perspective on Frida Kahlo's compelling life story through her most intimate personal belongings and clothing at V&A. Leo Matiz silk scarf with fringe detail
Leo Matiz colourised photographic scarf
2017: Royal Opera House, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics Exhibition
2016: ‘You Say You Want a Revolution: Records and Rebels 1966-1970’
Background The V&A in London is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects.
We collaborate with Iconic Images to bring their licensed artwork to life. Each project involves creating a unique scarf using Iconic Images artwork on our bespoke luxe fabrics. Projects include printing famous licensed photographs from the frontline of fashion, rock, film, politics and royalty by photographers like Terry O'Neill and Norman Parkinson who were pioneers in their field capturing important history of the most iconic people such as Faye Dunaway, David Bowie, Raquel Welch, Honor Blackman and Jimi Hendrix.
Background Iconic Images represents many of the world’s most renowned photographers creating luxury fashion brand collaborations and editorial image licensing.
We collaborated with Carmen Rowe, an American Painter, on a signature dress and scarf collection featuring her graphic abstract painting splashed in an artfully stylish design. A touch of bespoke fabric ensures a light and luxurious handle, while easy to wear finish the look with a laid-back vibe, making it a must-have addition this season.
Background Carmen Rowe is a self-taught south Florida artist of Cuban-American nationality. Art expression has been a part of her life since a very young age. Artistic and musical talents are embodied among many in her family and abstract expressionism is where she found her voice. Her work is influenced by the master of abstract expressionism, Jackson Pollock whom she has the utmost respect and admiration for. See more of Carmen's work here
We collaborated Susan Gordon, a photographer, on a scarf collection featuring architecturally inspiring London-based iconic buildings. Made with super soft luxurious silk and presented in a beautiful gift sleeve, these exclusive printed scarves are perfect for any occasion.
Background Susan Gordon, Kenyan born photographer now based in London, creatively captures London’s art, architecture and social history. See more of Susan's work here
We collaborated with Kagari Arnold to create series of scarves based on Kargari's hand painted silk artwork.
Background Kagari Arnoldi is a UK based painter born in Japan and has been experimenting her paintings on silks since the 90s. By bringing together abstract and collage of wordly elements on the silk canvas, she continues to explore an inventive artistic approach to show how we all see the world. Her paintings explore the spiritual emotions of peace, solitude, harmony through every stroke of her brush.