The Precious Rose Shirt
This precious print has a story. As seen in Vogue and ELLE’s runway reports, it taps into autumn’s Dark Romance trend – the traditionally romantic rose has a mysterious new setting, just like Matthew’s muse for winter – the English Rose. She is off on her travels but not without her most treasured possessions: heirloom jewels and antique brooches of crystal hummingbirds and lizards sparkle like the ice and snow of her destination in the Northern Lights.
The design began with a small swatch of original Norwegian appliqué blanket – the means by which we imagine she carries her treasures. Against this background, real roses and jewels are placed with a decoupage technique. They intertwine to dazzling effect, juxtaposing the collection’s English origins with the traditions of its far-flung destination.
Tell a tale with your tailoring…