Decor label Skinny laMinx, by designer and illustrator Heather Moore, has just launched a new collection of floral-inspired fabrics called Flower Dreams.
Flower Dreams is Skinny laMinx’s first foray into multiple coloured prints and all fabrics in the collection are screen-printed in Cape Town on a sturdy multi-use cotton/linen blend basecloth that has been woven in South Africa. The collection is made up of three new designs – Flower Fields, Wild Flowers, Pincushion and the re-issue of the popular Orla print. Here’s some info on each:
This design came about after Moore made a paper cutout of a flower, inspired by a Dutch vintage fabric, turning this into a repeat design with a pop-tastic 60’s flavour. Flower Fields is the first two-colour print to be produced by Skinny laMinx, and is available in three colourways: Rosy, Penny Black and Goldenrod.
Moore decided to create custom wallpaper for the bathroom of her new studio using hand-cut sticky vinyl. After living with it for a while, it occurred to her that this might be the starting point for a large-scale repeat she had wanted to do for some time. Wild Flowers is a design that is a little bit mad, very playful, and certainly a strong design around which to build a look. Although it is a two-colour print, it reads as three colours, as the base cloth is used as one of the ‘colours’. Wild Flowers is available in four colourways: Strawberry Plum, Lemon Plum, Strawberry Humbug and Lemon Humbug.
This design is based on Moore’s paper cutout of a Pincushion protea. The sweet ditzy print makes a great South African-flavoured print coordinate for this collection. Pincushion is available in Humbug and Wedgewood.
This was one of the very first textile designs from the Skinny laMinx studio, and is effectively a bit of a fancy stripe. Including a reversed version of this print in a range of colourways, including the soft Strawberry pink and Lemon, helps to frame the collection and tie the pieces together. Solid Orla is available in Lemon, Strawberry, Plum, Fog and Olive.
The Skinny laMinx shop & studio is at 201 Bree Street, Cape Town or visit them online at skinnylaminx.com