La Vie RT

Tag: Designer

10.08.12

the sequin print dress
the fountain dress, tallulah
with print designer Sofia
the glitter print peplum top

More is More

Name:  Vien Le Wood, embroidery designer at Rebecca Taylor

From:  London

Favorite piece from this season:  Sequin print dress

Most unusual embellishment used:  at university, I embellished pieces of toast with seeds and beads for a country rustic themed project that i laid out in a lunch box.  I also knitted swatches out of grass

Longest time spent on an item:  Six months embellishing a fountain dress, inspired by the quarry moss gardens at Belsay Hall.  I created an encrusted organic fountain dress where water trickled from the neck, eroding and rusting the materials.  Over time, algae formed so it related back to the garden.

Listening to:  At the moment I’m really loving grave wave:  lo-fi goth-electronica music that’s a bit dark, but dancey!

Grimes:  Oblivion

John Talabot:  Destiny

Zola Jesus:  Hikikomori

Now available:
Glitter Print Top

Sequin Print Dress

08.09.12

Italy, Illustrated and Instagrammed

I recently returned from Pitti Filati, a wonderful knitwear show.  I am working with an amazing new knitwear designer and so excited about what we have coming up for Spring 2013 …

Italy was fantastically inspiring, as always —- we stayed near Florence in a castle near the Arno River —- wonderful to sketch, as did my husband, illustrator Wayne Pate, or Instagram, a new discovery of ours.  

xxR

illustrations by Wayne Pate.