Sunday, March 18, 2007
Thank you for your many comments on the last post. I thought you might find that piece of fabric interesting. I just want to clarify though that it was in no way a dig at Cath Kidston nor was it an accusation of copying. Cath is one of my heroines. I am so grateful to her for making vintage chic once again and for bringing us many vintage designs, that would have otherwise been lost to us, making them fresh and new once again by adding her own hallmark. All power to her, she's a great designer. It is perfectly ok to rework old fabrics to update them for today's market. I have a client who regularly buys 19th Century French pieces of fabric from me to rework them for Kaffe Fassett and Sanderson and I have a meeting next week to talk about getting some fabrics reworked for Country House.
It's the same with fashion and music. My 17 year old daughter is currently wearing very similar clothes to those I wore in the 1980's but has added her own touch to make them contemporary and new looking. The Top Shop playlist has Adam and The Ants, David Bowie, Blondie and Nick Cave playing alongside The Shins, The Horrors and The Gossip and all of them sound fresh and new and frankly very good. Oh yes I'm all for a spot of recycling and although I am a vintage girl at heart I am not adverse to a bit of 'vintage-style'. Pin It