Hands down – Paris is one of the most glamorous metropolises on the world. The way French women achieve this elegant and stylish look with a graceful easiness will forever be a mystery. Who wouldn’t love to spend a day in Paris?
I for sure would! I would stroll through the city, buy myself an exquisite perfume, walk on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, visit the modern art Centre Pompidou, sit in a nice street café afterwards and enjoy a cup of coffee and a croissant.
Inspired by the Parisian Chic I pulled together an unusual color scheme for my newest collection: Combining navy blue and graphite sounds a bit dull, doesn’t it? But add soft, pale pink for a feminine touch and golden sparkles for glamour, bring in lightness with aqua, white and chartreuse and spice it up with a grassy green – and you have it: that elegant look, soft and stylish at the same time.
Day in Paris has some large-scale florals…
...some mid-scale geometrics
… and some blenders, which fit in with many other lines.
Of course you want to know, what quilts look good with this group. I heard you, I sketched some and here are my four quilt patterns accompanying the line:
What about pulling out only the greens, whites, greys and graphites and make the well known x & + quilt.
Or take the aquas and greens, make some traditional stars with simple half-square-triangles and let them fade away into an indigo background with an asymmetrical setting.
You got yourself a Layer Cake? Perfect! Here are two suggestions: Play with machine appliquéd half circles or let improvisational snippets swarm around a modern typo.
The new line will ship to stores in April 2019
I had a wonderful time at Quilt Market Fall 2018 to see all my designer colleagues again and I’m so happy, Day in Paris turned out as one of the best selling collections of this event.