Design & Inspiration

Designing the Madras

Designing the Madras

Where to start? That was my first thought when tasked with figuring out how to create a fabric that not only represents the Virgin Islands pride that fills my heart but more importantly, capture the essence of who were are as Virgin Islanders. So, I asked, "Where to start?" Let's backtrack briefly. It was a sunny afternoon, in 2015, at an Art and Collectables Fair in Limpricht Park in Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, three of us sat under a tree, engaged in a compelling conversation. Mr. Bradley Christian of the St. Croix Heritage Dancers, who was there vending intricate madras head-wraps,...

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Enduring Tree Design

Enduring Tree Design

How in the world does a creative notion turn into something you wear? It is a question that you may never have considered, unlike myself who is quite obsessed with it. Think of those times that you are online, scrolling through page after page or you walk by a shop window and something jumps out at you that screams, "LOVE it!" That is my favorite moment. As an artist and textile designer, my role is to create that "must-have" print. And here's a secret, I have found time after time, my most favored prints are the ones that start from a beautiful...

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