December 7, 2007

La vie en rose

Ever since visiting the Metropolitan Museum's Poiret show this summer, I can't seem to get early 20th century modernism and the Art Deco aesthetic off my mind. Everywhere I turn I see Deco details that catch my eye and now it's beginning to show up in my initial designs for 2008.

I'm particularly obsessed with stylized roses - a favorite motif of couturiers Paul Poiret and Jeanne Lanvin. Apparently, I'm not the only one, since roses seem to be experiencing a kind of revival as another generation rediscovers this classic symbol of feminine beauty and allure. More on the renaissance of the rose in a bit...

(drawing of rose cascade © Blue Ribbon Design 2007)