Elena Stonaker is part fine artist, part fashion designer with the sensibilities of a quilter thrown in for good measure. She makes dolls, paints pictures, and fashions bizarre wearable sculptures from amalgamations of fabric, jewels and imagery that sit somewhere between tapestry and garments. In short, she is one of a kind.
Proenza Schouler Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show
Digital printing is continuing to be a dominant factor in print trends for 2013, with watercolour, hand-painted art and large scale photographs becoming placement printed digital textile prints. This trend follows on from 2012 trends with Oscar de La Renta’s Resort 2013 collection showing prints of with large scale watercolour effects (above, watercolour from Pinterest) and photographs of flowers (below).