We are having a lively time at White Show in Milan with our Paris essex Wall of WOW! Making new contacts and meeting some great buyers from all over the world.
WALL OF WOW!
Paris Essex invites you to peek into their multi-coloured world of knit and crochet to be shown for the first time in Italy at White Milano in Knit Lab .
The site-specific installation ‘WALL OF WOW!’ will unveil the latest additions to a playful cavalcade of wearable blankets.
This season, our blankets escape to be worn in the great outdoors. The latest collection explores playful narratives in a multi-coloured world where distinctions between craft and design, high art and low culture are blurred. Inspired by the daily juxtapositions of playful fantasy and strange reality in London life and childhood memories; carnivals, markets, characters, posters and art. The colours are vibrant and bold, creating a spectrum of primaries, neons and offbeat pastels. Luxury wools, merino, mohair, alpaca and lambswool make friends with synthetics, ribbon, eyelash and chenilles. Faces and characters appear amongst rainbow stripes, harlequin pattern and tropical leaves. These statement pieces take the blanket from indoors to become outerwear; layered and worn as giant ponchos, capes, shawls and wraps
Paris Essex blankets now available in the new menswear dept at the Shop at Bluebird in Floral street Covent garden
They have been doing some great shoots and it was a fun surprise to bump into Bip Ling playing with the blankets in store this week!
We are really excited to have collaborated with Romance Was Born to create this Goddess knit for their show! STEP INTO PARADISE “Kinda Couture” Inspired by Jenny Kee it was shown Monday July 2nd 2018Read More
Lovely looking article by Yen Kien Hang in May issue of Newtide magazine. We can't read a word of it, but we love the layout!!!
http://digital.centmagazine.co.uk/ Paris Essex had a fantastic time selecting some of our favourite inspirations for an issue of the brilliant free online Cent Magazine . The theme of the issue is Real Life and Role Play. This is a reflection of the two sided approach that we have. Reality is important as we see life in an unpretentious, practical down to earth way, but we always juxtapose with playful, unexpected , unpredictable, silly or subversive, decorative or fanciful
Loads to read and see including articles about lesser known pleasures like The Hackney Clown Gallery and Museum and Donna Maria's Maypole as well as designers and artists we know and/ or love - Knitters Freddie Robins, Sam Barsky and lots more. Great interview with Louise melchior our fave photo-collaborator , and a chance to see some of her other work too!!
Exhibition Open | 9-21 March 2018, Friday-Sunday, 2-6pm
Artists talk & performance | Wednesday 21st of March, 6-9pm
As part of ROOM 6.3 / Dear London (November 2017-May 2018), hARTslane is presenting New Narratives, where we celebrate the empty, forgotten buildings in London and imagine a new use for them, a new relation between people and space, where humanity is at heart.
The show brings together architects, designers and artists who are invited to present projects and ideas where empty unusual spaces are reconfigured and used for social rather than economic benefit.
This is a first!! Paris Essex get a mention as #IWD design businesswomen..!! #PressforProgress
Happy International Women's Day!
This year’s theme is #PressforProgress; a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.
Here on House Beautiful online, we’re celebrating the great work of brilliant women who are making, or have made, a splash in the design world. Some are juggling day jobs and families, others have taken financial risks to live out their dream, but the one thing that truly unites them (other than being a woman) is that they've all founded their own businesses through lots of hard work and determination – and that in itself is a sign of success.
Selling lots of lovely scarves this saturday!!
Tiphaine gives the back story about knitting, fashion, paris essex and more..
.....The narrative is really how the blanket ends up having its own personality and look which wasn’t fully formed until the very end… it will start with an idea of a character, a mood then, more influences will come into it and it might become something else.We never really know where each blanket is going to go and what it is going to look like in its final form… we go on a journey with all its potential for adventure and unknown....
photos by Louise Melchior http://louisemelchior.com/