The famed Collier Campbell Design Studio was started in the early 1970's by Susan Collier and her sister Sarah Campbell. Their vivid patterns, influenced from the work of Matisse to lush garden flowers, have been featured on products from scarves to bedding, plates to rugs. Over the years they have designed for fashion and design firms such as Liberty, Yves Saint Laurent, Jaegar and Cacharel to name a few.
Although Susan passed away in May 2011, her sister Sarah is still producing beautiful vibrant patterns by hand. She also teaches workshops on hand painting and lectures on the textile design industry. Her next talk will be at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London March 1st and March 22nd where she will be talking about fabric painting.
If you are interested to continues to explore the work of Collier Campbell, The Collier Campbell Archive: 50 Years of Passion in Pattern would be a great place to start. The book contains over 300 pages of designs and a complete history of these amazing women.
Take a look at the video below to find out more.