Jennifer Shorto- Cendre de Neige
This fabric’s name means ‘Spring Showers’. The collection was inspired by a small Japanese sample book discovered in an antiquarian bookshop, containing designs from the early 20th century for men’s day-to-day kimonos. The designs had a restrained and humble poetry, and lent themselves beautifully to reinterpretation. Averse de Printemps is a medium-weight linen with a print of raindrops falling against a background of intergrading horizontal grey and green bands.
Jennifer Shorto - L'orage
Part of ‘Les Pluies’ or the Rainfall Collection, this fabric’s name means ‘The Storm’. The collection was inspired by a small Japanese sample book discovered in an antiquarian bookshop, containing designs from the early 20th century for men’s day-to-day kimonos.
Jennifer Shorto - Black Mambo
This print is part of the African Collection, which was inspired by a group of undocumented textiles from the north of Ivory Coast. Their graphic and rhythmic mood brought to mind a vision of Mondrian arriving in New York and hearing Boogie-Woogie music for the first time.
Jennifer Shorto - Petrel anthracite
Domestic in mood, checks can also bring a cosiness to more formal contexts. Petrel exemplifies this, with a familiar feel enlivened by a fresh West African rhythm. It began as a late addition to the Indigo Collection, but has found a life of its own through a range of colour variations, each with its own distinct character.
Jennifer Shorto - NZO River anthracite
Some of the most beautiful examples of indigo are found in West Africa, where the secret of indigo making is closely guarded and passed down like gold. Each piece in the Indigo Collection is named for a different waterway of Ivory Coast.