Signature Prints + Akira Isogawa – Artist Show-out. (Shameless work-plug)
I love my job. As Social Media Community Manager + Showroom Assistant at Signature Prints; there is a plethora of creative outlets and opportunities to engage with. We have passionate, fierce and loyal customers + client base that spans all over the world. I am fortunate that Signature Prints have always encouraged collaboration – both in-house and out. Though I consider myself a writer/poet first before an artist/designer I am continually inspired by the company showroom + production room. It is a visual delight to see vivid colours and vibrant prints. There is a story in everything.
Proust once said, “The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes; in seeing the universe through the eyes of another, one hundred others – in seeing the hundred universes that each of them sees.”
― Marcel Proust
I believe Florence Broadhurst also stated something in the same vein – I love how literature and design are synonymous with enjoyment.
Signature Prints, home of the Florence Broadhurst library is based in Sydney, Australia. Specialising in the design and production of premium textiles, wallpaper, rugs, art and an array of lifestyle products.
| Signature Prints team & Co. |
| Florence Broadhurst for Kate Spade New York |
| Meet Akira Isogawa |
Fashion Designer. Artist. Prominent Australian contemporary in Arts.
Akira has been a longstanding friend of Signature Prints. He will be adding his unique flavour to our creative direction for #signatureprints @spectrumnow #blumefestival on the 14th + 15th March. Tickets are on sale now! http://bit.ly/1DIOI8Z
“A garment can transcend, giving it a soul. I translate fabrics into soft and romantic silhouettes, using natural fabrics like silks and cottons, which are kind to the skin. Distressing fabrics and alchemically treating them, gives the feeling of already ‘being loved’, thus evoking emotion. Even one-off fabrics found in flea markets can be given new life. Richly embellished fabrics echo Eastern influences, and I have great respect for their traditions. Inspiration can be found from the past – re-using vintage textiles and sometimes creating replicas of them, incorporated with specific craftsmanship. The number of hours someone has spent on manual work like this makes it priceless. I see craftsmanship as an implement with which to realise one’s vision. Past, present and future; that slogan continues in almost everything around which my work evolves. Timeless beauty and femininity in my design is profound, in a way for the wearer to express their inner soul.”