Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Collection Notes

I got to visit the legendary and beloved Liberty of London store in the early 90's when I first started to sell to them. I learned firsthand about the history of these potent little flower prints that Liberty has been making for hundreds of years. It is so wonderful to be incorporating them now into these new styles. I love wearing these pieces, especially the New Moon and the Liberty bracelets, as they are statements and a new direction for me, and yet they are still in the JP vernacular.

My new collection is about texture, boldness and BIG graphic shapes. We ripped and braided the fabrics and put them up against large hammered neckpieces and over sized metal beads. The new group of Liberty art fabrics have captured my creative imagination; they were envisioned as part of a new collaboration with musicians and various artists involved in the music industry--a complete departure from anything Liberty has done in the past. I feel a kinship with the work being done at Liberty, as we both are trying to honor the best of the past and pull it into new, bolder and ever more exciting design work.

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