The spring/summer 2012 collection started out with an obsession over the tilework used in the Montreal metro system. Largely built int he 1960s in preparation for the World Expo ('67)countless artists and architects were commissioned to create tile installations throughout the system. The playful and optimistic mood of the city at that time seems to be captured in this work, which led me to explore the idea of working with handmade tiles in the jewelry of this collection. I tracked down 2 clay artists from the USA who created all the tiles used in this collection. I also replicated some of this tilework through digital prints and the use of textured neutrals, which conveniently mimic many of the textured walls/ceilings that can be found throughout the metro system.
LAYERED TANK DRESS
Description: A-line 2 layer dress. Black bamboo jersey, poly chiffon overlayer, jersey binding.
TOTEM RACERBACK DRESS
Description: Digitally printed organic cotton jersey front panel, featuring handmade tile images from the jewelry collection. Side and back panels are striped jaquard cotton/poly/spandex jersey
TRIANGLE TILE WOOD NECKLACE
Description: Coconut wood necklace with brass, tile and acrylic details. Braided leather cording, gold tone metal tips.
Description: Black bamboo viscose jersey underlayer, poly chiffon overlayer, silk/cotton coral panels, cotton/rayon panels. This dress is full and flowing, with an elastic band at the bust
FAUX THIGH HIGH LEGGINGS - ORANGE
Description: Viscose jersey upper section, sheer taupe mesh mid thigh section, orange and taupe geometric lace lower leg.
Description: 100% silk crepe de chine digitally printed fabric in a pattern created based on 1960s tile artwork in the Peel metro station in Montreal. Black jersey binding, black chiffon pocket.
$69 silk $49 poly chiffon, various fabric options