As you may have seen, recently, I’ve been creating patterns. One of my patterns has been the subject of an exciting fashion collaboration with Karla Cola.
Karla Cola is an online fashion store. They love bright and colourful fashion prints, as well as fun and quirky accessories. I was absolutely thrilled when I was asked if they could license my ‘Bugs’ design!
This particular fashion collection is called ‘Bug Off’. It comes in a range of different garments, including a swing style dress, sleeveless sun-dress, peplum vest, relaxed top, bow & twist headbands and new to the collection is a playsuit.
The pattern comprises solid, patterned & textured bugs, along with linear bugs on a navy blue background. I think my ‘Bugs’ pattern definitely fits in with what they already have. It’s a perfect fit!
Exciting Fashion Collaboration
Snippet of my bugs pattern
Bug Off sleeveless sun-dress
Bug Off relaxed top
Bug Off peplum vest
Bug Off swing dress with coordinating bow headband. Loving the coordinating bug earings – nice touch!
Close up of Bug Off headband
Who’d have thought bugs could be so colourful and pretty. I’m looking forward to revealing even more new and exciting projects! 🙂
*Photos taken from Karla Cola. Please credit Karla Cola if sharing the images. Thank you!
Emma Jayne x
I’m thrilled to share with you just a few of my recent patterns for children’s fashion prints. Hmm… I’ve noticed they all have either blue or green tones in them! Blue and green must be popular colours for childrenswear.
These were commissions for four different clients and they’re all based on animals, apart from one – the green and red design with camper-vans, Christmas trees and s’mores.
I do enjoy designing for fashion, especially for children, although I wouldn’t refuse designing for ladies and menswear! When I have a design in mind for fashion, I like to envisage how they’d appear on the garments, i.e. placement print for a top, pattern on a dress or leggings etc. I get a lot of inspiration from visiting fashion stores on the high street and on Pinterest. I’d love to produce prints for high end brands too. Perhaps one day!
Here are my latest children’s fashion prints. I’m going to share with you the actual artwork and how they look, once made up into garments.
Children’s fashion prints
I worked to directed colour palettes for these and they were produced in Illustrator, which I rarely use, but is great for flat colour and crisp lines. The festive camper-vans item also comes in adult sizes!
Freddie Fox and Co
Very colourful yet bold colour palette. The client loves strong, bright colours.
The sea-life icons are a particular favourite for this client. She loves sharks and seahorses.
This pattern was inspired from the client’s holiday to Sri Lanka. I initially painted the animals and foliage, then finished off in Photoshop.
I’ve been working on more fashion prints and I really can’t wait to show you these! Stay tuned to find out ….
Emma Jayne x