There are places I visit that cause the immediate sensation of being in another world. Certain cities and locations transport me with a sense of connection to my imagination: places I visit that seem to me most dreamlike, such as Venice, Seville, and Beijing. These places inspire great flights of creativity.
Or Shangri-La, which is the cityscape I imagined while creating my third collection of trimmings for Samuel & Sons. Inspired as well by the sheer beauty of the techniques of artisanal craft and handwork, I began drawing the most romantic and timeless effects I could dream. Thus, this new passementerie collection for Samuel & Sons explores patterns through ethereal, hand-beaded, embroidered silk and linen borders, in a broad palette of sumptuous hues.
You can see the gorgeous color choices for all five styles in the Shangri-La collection in the Samuel & Sons section of my website. Enjoy!