We have just launched a new collection of scarves by designer Hilary Laing. The designs are based on the freedom of children's drawings - full of vibrant crayola colours and energy.
These disparate artists sought to revive and celebrate the fresh innocence and intensity of a child's vision -Artists in the CoBrA group for example, drew influence from the bold use of shape and colour to be found in children's drawings and Klee used a childhood vision to create fantastical and enchanting mini-worlds. A new way of producing art and design was influenced by these artists and still has an effect on (particularly) textile design to this day.
Hilary Laing graduated in Scotland after which she worked for Elspeth Gibson in London. She then returned to her studio in Glasgow where she produces stunning hand printed scarves. She says of her designs;
"My work is very much a personal response to children and their outlook on life through their use of colour and mark making techniques. I want people to enjoy wearing my colourful quirky pieces and the main aim is to make people smile inside"
The collection can be found in the Scarf Department and is also in the new Shop Floor Project window display - check it out!