Last week I entered the Threadless loves Trina Turk contest, twice. The winner(s) of the contest will see their prints on items in Trina Turk's Fall 2013 collection. Results are partially based on scoring and comments over at threadless.com, so if you like what you see below, please click on the image to score and vote and help get me to the judging round.
The inspiration for this design are the checkered markings of a Tessellate Trumpet shell (see previous post with sketches). The design originated as a simple checkered pattern, but got more layers and variation as it built up. It was important to me that it had movement in it, even though the basic shapes remain consistent. It's a very basic pattern that has a lot of sophistication and complexity at closer inspection. It would be a great print for our 'magpie' to mix, match and build off of. It's bold, graphic and geometric but feminine at the same time. The red triangles are, for me, like little sparkles that cascade down the print.
I wanted to do a floral with the suggested orange/leaf green/avocado green color palette, and the poppy was the flower I found best suited to the job. This is a bold, fun, graphic print that suits Trina Turk's target customer - fun, fresh, confident. It's optimistic, elegant and full of energy. I envision it on dresses, skirts, or even in home decor.
Thanks for your votes!